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.
6. Horizon Actuarial Services LLC
Number of individuals impacted: 2.29 million
Horizon Actuarial, which provides technical and actuarial consulting services for many union benefit plans in the United States, reported earlier this year that it was the victim of ransomware attack late last year after two computer servers were accessed without authorization.
“The group provided a list of information they claimed to have stolen,” Horizon reported, noting the info allegedly including names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and health plan information. “During the course of the investigation, Horizon Actuarial negotiated with and paid the group in exchange for an agreement that they would delete and not distribute or otherwise misuse the stolen information.”
Among the benefit plans impacted were the Major League Baseball Players Benefit Plan, the National Hockey League Players Association Health and Benefits Fund and the New York Times Benefit Guild.