Lessons from the Most Interesting Data Breaches of 2010

Noa Bar-Yosef writes:

As 2010 closes, we are given a chance to reflect on the past year of breaches. But something interesting has occurred which will surprise many: there has been a 93.7% drop in the volume of data stolen from 2009 to 2010. An analysis from the Privacy Clearinghouse, a public database which records all breaches of personal and sensitive information belonging to US citizens, shows that about 230M data records were taken in 2009 and only 13M so far this year. You might be wondering: WTF?

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