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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.

8. Texas Department of Insurance

Number of individuals impacted: 1.8 million

Another increasingly favorite target for hackers: state and local government agencies. But in this case, the perpetrator of the incident at the Texas Department of Insurance may have been the government agency itself. TDI reported in March about a “security issue with a TDI web application that manages workers’ compensation information.”

TDI said the data breach was caused by programming code that allowed internet access to a protected area of the application.Sensitive data that could have been accessed included Social Security numbers, dates of births, and other personal information.

 
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