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The 13 Biggest Data Breaches of 2019 (So Far)

Nearly 31 million records were exposed in the 13 biggest breaches in the first half of 2019, with 11 of the top 13 breaches occurring at medical or healthcare organizations.

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Unwanted Exposure

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.

Nearly 31 million records were exposed in the 13 biggest data breaches in the first half of 2019, according to information compiled by the Identity Theft Resource Center as well as other sources. Eleven of the thirteen largest breaches impacting medical or healthcare 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 2019 (so far) transpired.

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