Equifax is one the of the three major credit reporting bureaus in the U.S. and because of the “quality” of personal data that has been accessed and stolen, this breach is huge.
Of the many high-profile data breaches that have occurred recently, one of the latest happened in January at the University of Central Florida when a hacker gained access to more than 60,000 Social Security numbers of current and former students and administrators.
In 2014, breaches of Fortune 500 companies were mostly associated with the loss, exposure, or theft of personally identifiable information and intellectual property. The result? Cybercrime and compliance costs are climbing for companies both in the U.S. and overseas.
If you are an Anthem health insurance company customer you should be aware that Anthem’s database of customer records was breached. This is the largest health care data breach in US history, and could involve up to 80 million employees and customers. Data that may have been compromised include names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, mailing […]