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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2020 (So Far)

More than 3.2 million records were exposed in the 10 biggest data breaches in the first half of 2020, with eight of the top 10 breaches occurring at medical or health-care organizations.

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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 driver’s license numbers to credit/debit card numbers and personal medical records. Methods, meanwhile, for obtaining the data span the gamut from insider threats and hacking to employee negligence, physical theft or unauthorized access.

More than 3.2 million records were exposed in the 10 biggest data breaches in the first half of 2020, according to information compiled by the Identity Theft Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Eight of the 10 largest breaches impacted medical or health-care organizations, with one breach hitting a government agency and one breach striking an educational institution. Read on to learn how the biggest data breaches of 2020 (so far) transpired.

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