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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2018

Nearly 705 million records were exposed in the 10 largest data breaches of 2018, with seven of the top 10 breaches occurring at private sector organizations.

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Data Disasters

Information management is critically important to both employees and customers since unauthorized exposure of that data could potentially lead to identity theft.

The information exposed can include everything from social security numbers and credit card numbers to protected health information and user names and passwords. Methods, meanwhile, for obtaining the data span the gamut from insider threats to hacking to employee negligence.

Nearly 705 million records were exposed in the 10 biggest data breaches of 2018, according to information compiled by the Identity Theft Resource Center as well as other sources. Seven of the ten largest breaches impacted private sector enterprises, with one breach hitting a government-affiliated entity, one affecting a health-care organization, and one striking a financial services player.

Read on to learn how the biggest data breaches of 2018 transpired.

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