2018: A Banner Year for Breaches

A look back at the blizzard of breaches that made up 2018.

Where to start? In 2018 the mantra became “another day, another data breach.” As a result, consumers and researchers alike are feeling “breach fatigue” and getting a bit numb to the headline. But the reality is, cybercriminals are going after personal information, credit card info and passwords every single day. The sheer number of data exposures we saw this year – through hacks, misconfigurations and other human error – should be setting off alarm bells for everyone. Companies and individuals shouldn’t tune out, but should rather leap into the breach, as it were, with proactive security practices to safeguard the information they’re in charge of.

Here’s a look at some of top breach stories of the year – and the number of people affected.

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