CNET: Identity thieves raked in billions with your data, even as breaches fell in 2020

CNET: Identity thieves raked in billions with your data, even as breaches fell in 2020. “About 1,100 data breaches were publicly disclosed in the US in 2020, according to the report. Those breaches affected about 300 million individuals, the lowest number since since 2015. The number of people caught up in data breaches dropped from more than 2 billion in 2018 to about 880,000 in 2019 before falling again last year. There are some big caveats in the numbers, however.”

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