Although the number of data breaches reached a new high, the number of victims affected in 2023 declined 16% compared with the year prior, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Credit: nadia_snopek/Adobe Stock Although the number of data breaches reached a new high, the number of victims affected in 2023 declined 16% compared with the year prior, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Credit: nadia_snopek/Adobe Stock

Data breaches hit a new record in the U.S. this past year, which had 3,205 reported data compromise events, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

The record level of events seen in 2023 was around 72% higher than the previous record of 1,345 that was set in 2021, the ITRC reports. The number of events seen during 2023 was also 78% higher than the total for 2022.


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