2019 data breach report from the identity theft resource center
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Identity Theft Resource Center on Monday released its annual End-of-Year Data Breach Report for 2019.
According to the report, the number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2019 (1,473) increased 17 percent from the total number of breaches reported in 2018 (1,257). However, 2019 saw 164,683,455 sensitive records exposed, a 65 percent decrease from 2018 (471,225,862). The 2018 Marriott data breach exposed 383 million records alone, significantly skewing the data.
James Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Identity Theft Resource Center, was in studio to talk about the report.
Consumers and victims can receive free support and guidance from a knowledgeable live-advisor by calling 888.400.5530 or visiting www.idtheftcenter.org to live-chat.