April 24th, 2014

A Chronology of Data Breaches

This is an interesting link to a site the covers a timeline of (almost) the last year and a half of data breaches that involve a loss or compromise of personal information. Just from these known instances from the last sixteen months, the count of compromised data instances totals 88,366,461. That’s Eighty-eight MILLION plus people exposed to potential identity theft. Of course there’s probably overlap in the people exposed, but that’s still almost 1 in 3 people in the US. I wonder how many times my information is in those files.

In case you are a victim of identity theft, here is a good link (linked from Schneier a while ago) that covers what to do, step by step, when your identity is stolen.

2 Responses to 'A Chronology of Data Breaches'

  1. 1cybernmd
    June 27th, 2006 at 7:03 pm

    Scary! I am going to go ahead and change my name and credit cards right now. =)

  2. 2Midnight Research Labs – Chronology of Data Breach Update
    April 30th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    [...] posted about this issue before a few months ago, but after recently looking to the statistics again I was pretty amazed and so [...]

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