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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2022

Jay Fitzgerald

According to the newest breach statistics from the Identity Theft Research Center, the number of victims jumped dramatically in the third quarter—a ‘staggering 210 percent over Q2 2022.’

10. Nelnet Servicing

Number of individuals impacted: 2.5 million

Earlier this year, student loan technology service provider Nelnet notified officials that its system had been breached, potentially exposing the personal data of about 2.5 million student loan borrowers. The unidentified intruders hacked into the system some time in June and stayed until late July.

Technology services from Lincoln, Neb.-based Nelnet are used by the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority and EdFinancial to provide borrowers with online access to their loan accounts.

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