Data Breaches Are Big Business

According to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center last week, we're closing in on 10 million records exposed in 2012.

The numbers indicate that breaches occur at all types of institutions:

  • 3.4 million records stolen from businesses
  • 2 million stolen from educational facilities
  • 2 million stolen from the military/government facilities
  • 2 million from healthcare providers and institutions
As we "celebrate" National Protect Your Identity Week, just remember, your personal information is always at risk.