Exposed: hacking and data breaches – the businesses of stealing information

Exposed: hacking and data breaches – the businesses of stealing information

December of 2013 brought a fresh wound back into the security blanket for Americans that despite living in a technologically advanced society, data breaches and hackers are still all too common. The Target breach consisted of 40 Million financial records exposed, but that’s just the tip of the Iceberg. As hackers become increasingly sophisticated, technology struggles to keep up with the security necessary for our private information. This infographic displays some staggering numbers from the past 9 years of records as kept by the ID Theft Center, how hackers make money off of what they steal, as well as what you can do to prevent your data from being stolen!

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