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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.

7. Shields Health Care Group

Number of individuals impacted: 2 million

Yet, another health-care institution. In June, Quincy, Mass.-based Shields Health Care Group reported that it was investigating a data security breach that appeared to impact about 2 million people at dozens of regional health-care facilities.

Saying it was alerted in March to “suspicious activity that may have involved data compromise,” Shields Health Care Group said its investigation “determined that an unknown actor gained access to certain Shields systems from March 7, 2022 to March 21, 2022. Furthermore, the investigation revealed that certain data was acquired by the unknown actor within that time frame.”

Shields said there was no evidence the data – which included names, Social Security numbers and insurance information — has been used to commit identify fraud or theft.”

 
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