That’s the number of data breaches that have occurred in 2014, as of Sept. 30, according to the ID Theft Resource Center, an online educational site on fraud, idenity theft and data breach.
It seems we can’t go more than a week without hearing about a high-profile data breach. Jimmy John’s was the last, and the restaurant chain isn’t fessing up to how many records were exposed, only that 216 stores were affected.
Criminals hacked into some of these companies’ networks, and other data breaches occurred due to shoddy risk management practices (looking at you, IRS). Take a look at the top 10 breaches, by number of records stolen, in the past 12 months.