Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Two data breaches a day!

And to think that the numbers might be even higher! According to the Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego, some 656 breaches were reported in 2008, up almost 50% from the previous year. This is almost two breaches a day - and according to the article in the Washington Post, many breaches do not even get reported. So this could be even higher!

I wonder if folks are getting blase about these breaches. To borrow a often-used Indian saying "Chalta hai!" - meaning "its okay, it happens" etc. :)

Hopefully the companies (and their customers) that have been affected don't have this sense of chalta-hai and pull up their collective socks to fix their data protection issues...

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