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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2019

More than 137 million records were exposed in the 10 biggest data breaches in 2019, with six of the 10 largest incidents occurring at medical or healthcare organizations and two taking place at government agencies.

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Data Doldrums

Looking for patterns and new trends in security breaches may help educate consumers and businesses about the value of protecting personally identifiable information.

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

More than 137 million records were exposed in the 10 biggest data breaches in 2019, according to information compiled by the Identity Theft Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Six of the 10 largest breaches impacted medical or healthcare organizations, with two breaches hitting government agencies, one breach walloping a bank, and one breach striking an educational institution. Read on to learn how adversaries carried out the biggest data breaches of 2019.

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