The top 10 data breaches of 2015 included government agencies, healthcare organizations, retailers and security software vendors, according to information available through the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a non-profit corporation focused on privacy issues. The well-known breach at the federalOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) affected more than 20 million individuals, revealing detailed personal data used in background checks. Even credit service provider Experian was not immune, with applicant information for one of its services hacked, potentially revealing personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers and birth dates….

 

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