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2019 U.S. Data Breach Numbers Are In—And They’re Mixed

A final tally of U.S. data breaches for last year shows an overall increase, but cybersecurity pros could point to some underlying success stories as well. So reports MarketWatch.

Security Data Breach cyber security 1784985 1280A new report by the nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center counts 1,473 such breaches in 2019, up 17% from the previous year.

The report also finds that the total amount of records exposed dropped by about 50%, while the exposure of “sensitive personally identifiable information” tumbled by 65%.

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