The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2022 (So Far)
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.
9. Flagstar Bank
Number of individuals impacted: 1.54 million
This incident involved another favorite target of hackers: a financial institution. In June, Flagstar Bank of Troy, Mich. reported it suffered a major breach late last year that impacted 1.54 million people, according to TechCrunch.
“After an extensive forensic investigation and manual document review, we discovered on June 2, 2022 that certain impacted files containing your personal information were accessed and/or acquired from our network,” the bank wrote in a letter to customers.
This was the second recent data breach at the bank. In January 2021, Flagstar notified customers it was one of the many companies impacted by the Accellion hack, TechCrunch reports.