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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2022 (So Far)

Jay Fitzgerald

The number of victims per incident may be down, but the number of actual breaches continues to rise, according to the Identify Theft Research Center.

1. Cash App Investing LLC
Number of individuals impacted: 8.2 million

Companies often urge employees to take precautions to avoid cyberattacks and other cyber mishaps. But what happens when a former employee is the one launching the hack? You get the cyber-debacle Cash App Investing experienced earlier this year – and which has turned out to be the largest data breach so far in 2022.

As CNN reported in April: “More than 8 million Cash App Investing customers may have had personal data compromised after a former employee downloaded internal reports without permission, parent company Block Inc revealed. … Information in the reports accessed by the former employee included customers’ full names and brokerage account number, which is the personal identification number associated with a customers’ stock activity on the platform.”

 
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