2015 data breaches up by 0.8%, as compared to 2014

According to the latest December 15, 2015 Identity Threat Resource Center (ITRC) data breach report—750 data breaches were recorded with more than 177 million records exposed. The ITRC breach list is a compilation of data breaches confirmed by various media sources and/or notification lists from state governmental agencies. This list is updated daily, and published each Tuesday.

The latest report indicates that hackers are concentrating on medical/healthcare sectors that account for 68.4 percent of all breaches, followed by government/military: 19.2 percent, business: 9.1 percent, banking/credit/financial: 2.8 percent, and educational: 0.4 percent. 2015 data breaches are up by 0.8 percent, as compared to 2014.