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“In this case, it’s the acceleration of the shift away from gathering mass amounts of personal data used to attack individual consumers and toward more organized and targeted attacks against businesses using very specific types of data,” says James E. Lee, of the Identity Theft Resource Center. (Credit: wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com) “In this case, it’s the acceleration of the shift away from gathering mass amounts of personal data used to attack individual consumers and toward more organized and targeted attacks against businesses using very specific types of data,” says James E. Lee of the Identity Theft Resource Center. (Credit: wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com)

During the second quarter of 2021, data breaches increased 38% in the U.S. compared with the prior quarter, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

If the volume of breaches continues on its current trajectory, 2021 could set a new record, according to ITRC.

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