AG: Anthem And Other Security Breaches Endangered 24 Million Records
California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a report finding that three out of five Californians may have had their data stolen last year through 178 data breaches. The Anthem breach affected more than 10 million patients in the state.
The Associated Press:
Report: 3 of 5 Californians May Have Had Data Stolen in 2015
California's attorney general says as many as three in five Californians may have had electronic records stolen last year. Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday that there were 178 data breaches in California endangering 24 million records. Her report blames a few large breaches for most of the thefts. That includes records exposed by health insurer Anthem Inc. affecting more than 10 million Californians. (2/16)
California Reports 49 Million Records Breached In Four Years
The retail sector accounted for 24 percent of companies whose data was breached, while 18 percent of intrusions were reported by financial firms, according to the report. Social Security numbers, payment card data and medical information were the top three types of data stolen over the past four years, according to Harris. (Rosenblatt, 2/16)