[ Wednesday, September 21, 2011 ]
Massachusetts Data Breach Totals: 2,000,000. Massachusetts has its own data breach reporting law
, which so far has resulted in reports of 2 million individuals being involved in data loss incidents of some sort. Most interesting quote: "About 2.1 million residents were affected by the various incidents, though it's unknown whether any of them were actually defrauded as a result of the data leaks." That's something to keep in mind when you hear big numbers like this: every data breach is potentially catastrophic, but almost all are entirely innocuous.
Update: The biggest loser? South Shore Hospital, which lost 17 years of data when a vendor didn't destroy documents like it was hired to do.
Jeff [8:38 AM]
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