A Chronology of Data Breaches
aaron posted in Uncategorized on June 27th, 2006
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.