Email Hacks, Romance Scams, More: Multi-Billion-Dollar Data Breaches

0
41

ACROSS AMERICA — The number of Americans reporting data breaches from 2017-2021 has decreased, but the amount of money they’re being taken for has dramatically increased, according to a new analysis of FBI internet crime data.

According to Forbes Advisor, the five states with the most data breach victims and the associated financial losses from 2017-2021 were:

  1. California: 1,807 breaches, accounting for $81,013,216 in losses.
  2. Texas: 1,587 breaches, accounting for $48,592,966 in losses.
  3. Florida: 956 breaches, accounting for $57,773,356 in losses.
  4. New York: 705 breaches, accounting for $38,611,033 in losses.
  5. Illinois: 395 breaches, accounting for $11,872,350 in losses.

The five most expensive data breaches from 2017-2021 were:

Find out what’s happening in Across Americawith free, real-time updates from Patch.

  1. Email account compromises: 94,610 breaches, accounting for $7,527,098,098 in losses.
  2. Confidence or romance fraud: 86,521…

Read full article at patch.com