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Global data breaches hit 1,500 last year, public disclosures reveal

John E Dunn | Feb. 18, 2015
UK's worst breach was Mumsnet

Unfortunately the industry remains fixated on narrow self-interest, more concerned whether financial data is encrypted or not to protect itself against losses than the long-term effect on an consumer should criminals find out names, social security numbers and dates of birth, none of which can be changed the way a credit card number can.

The BLI started life under the auspices of SafeNet, which was bought by Gemalto for $890 million last August.

Note: the BLI website records the 1.2 billion records from the massive CyberVors breach haul, but does not count them for 2014 as a whole. This is because although the breach was discovered in 2014 the records were probably stolen over several previous years.

 

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