2017: Year of the data breach

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Barely a week seemed to go by in 2017 without news of a new data breach exposing customer or commercial data. But just how bad was it? File transfer specialist Ipswitch has put together an infographic looking at the year in breaches. In terms of the number of records compromised, 2017 didn’t break any records. 2013 still occupies the top slot there when the Yahoo breach alone exposed some three billion sets of credentials. Data breach activity was high in 2017 though, with 1,202 breaches in the 11 months to November, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource…

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