The Year In Breaches
Data breach activity continued to accelerate in the first half of 2017, with the number of breaches jumping 29 percent to 791, according to a report from Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. This year has not only seen some familiar breach targets, including credit card information and Social Security numbers, but also attacks on third-party data aggregators and companies that could provide information for second-wave attacks. In this roundup, CRN has also included significant data exposures, as 2017 has seen a rising number of large security incidents due to misconfigured or poorly secured cloud servers (even if it's not clear whether the data had actually been breached). As we move through the latter half of 2017, take a look at some of the biggest data breaches and security incidents since January.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2017, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")