2013 Was the Worst Year for Data Breaches in Terms of Records Breached

DJ Pangburn reports:

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) yesterday announced its 2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide, and within it were some statistics that truly boggle the mind. Working on data from the Open Security Foundation and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the OTA estimated that over 740 million online records were exposed in 2013, the worst year for data breaches in history. That’s stark news in advance of Data Privacy Day, which is coming January 28.

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