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The BREACH Extends Far Beyond Equifax

October 10, 2017

Reports shows as of October 3rd, the total number of breaches captured in the 2017 now totals 1,056, an increase of 23.2 percent over last year's record pace for the same time period (857). the number of records exposed is 171,071,424.


In case you did not know a data breach as an incident in which an individual name plus a Social Security Number, Driver’s License Number, Medical Record or Financial Record (credit/debit cards included) is potentially put at risk. The breach can occur either electronically or in paper format.

Total Number of Breaches in 2017 as of 10/3 = 7,954

Total Number of Records Exposed = 1,054,637,432

Recently, a data breach at drive-in food chain Sonic jeopardized the security of credit cards from up to 5 million customers, whose accounts are being sold in mysterious underground cyber crime stores.

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Mercy Health Love County Hospital and Clinic in Oklahoma discovered an employee had stolen a laptop computer and paper records from a storage unit used by the hospital. 13,000 Patients are potentially impacted by Mercy Health Love County Hospital Breach.

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Election Systems & Software, a leading US supplier of voting machines confirmed on Thursday that it exposed the personal information of more than 1.8 million Illinois residents. State authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were alerted this week to a major data leak exposing the names, addresses, dates of birth, partial Social Security numbers, and party affiliations of over a million Chicago residents. Some driver’s license and state ID numbers were also exposed.

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Deloitte, one of the world’s “big four” accounting firms, has acknowledged a breach of its internal email systems, British news outlet The Guardian revealed today. In a story published Monday morning, The Guardian said a breach at Deloitte involved usernames, passwords and personal data on the accountancy’s top blue-chip clients. Deloitte Breach affected all company email and admin accounts. read full article



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