U.S. Data Breaches Increased At Record Pace During First Half Of 2017

 Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 Canadian Underwriter

The number of data breaches in the United States tracked through June 30 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers release by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout, a provider of identity protection solutions. The half-year record represents a “significant jump” of 29% over 2016 figures during the same time period, CyberScout said in a press release last week. “At this pace, ITRC anticipates that the number of breaches could reach 1,500 in 2017, a 37 per cent annual increase over 2016, when breaches reached an all-time record high of 1,093,” the identity protection solutions company said.
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