Monday, June 30, 2008

Data breaches and gas prices..

Seems like the growth rate is the same - IRTC (Identity Theft Resource Center) just released some interesting stats. Apparently number of breaches in the first half of 2008 have risen 69% over the same period in 2007. Maybe gas prices have increased a bit more, but not by much...

Also other interesting nuggets -

  • Almost 40% have not disclosed the number of records breached.
  • Theft, either internal or external, have been the primary reason for the breach.
Wonder why we are not hearing this on the presidential campaign? A unified and national policy approach to this epidemic would be welcome (as would lower gas prices!)

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