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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2021

Nearly 215.4 million individuals were impacted by the 10 biggest data breaches of 2021, with three of the 10 largest breaches occurring at technology companies and four involving the exposure of sensitive records.

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Making Up For Lost Time  

The number of individuals impacted by a data compromise in the third quarter of 2021 surpassed the total number of victims in the first half of the year due to 26 instances where cloud databases were not secured. Data exposures due to a system or human error are generally lower risk because there is no indication the information was accessed, copied or removed from the exposed database, experts say.

In the first nine months of 2021, 281.5 million people were impacted by data breaches, data exposures and data leaks, more than 90 percent of 2020’s total figure of 310.1 million victims, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Adjusting for the large increase in victims of data exposures and unsecured cloud database attacks, 13 million people were impacted by other forms of data compromise.

Nearly 215.4 million individuals were impacted by the 10 biggest data breaches of 2021, according to information compiled by the ITRC. Three of the 10 largest breaches impacted technology companies, with two victims each in financial services and other, and one victim each in manufacturing and utilities, professional services and retail, according to ITRC classifications. Sensitive records were exposed in four of the 10 largest data breaches.

Read on to learn how the biggest data breaches of 2021 transpired.

 
 
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