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This Year in Breaches: Study, Monthly Highlights


July 16, 2012

A study released by the Identity Theft Resource Center suggests that 2012 will look similar to 2011 in terms of number of data breaches, reports The Boston Globe. The study found 213 data breaches affecting 8.5 million Americans through July 2 of this year. “Systems are under nonstop attack,” says one expert, and another points to a rise in “hacktivism” as the main cause. Meanwhile, a Network World report takes a month-by-month look at some of this year’s notable international incidents including the raiding of the Megaupload site, the exposure of 228,000 Social Security numbers by Utah state agencies and the hacking of Belgian credit provider Elantis.
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