No One Is Immune
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have already been 522 reported breaches as of the middle of July, exposing more than 13 million records (that number does not include the majority of breaches that did not report number of records affected). While we have yet to see a mega-breach that will define the year, as the Office of Personnel Management, Target and Sony have in years past, trends have emerged in the year so far, including multiple attacks targeting W-2 information, federal agencies, health-care organizations and telecom providers. Take a look at 10 of the biggest and most impactful breaches of the year so far.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")