US Breach Volumes Plummet 30% in 2020, ITRC reveals number of victims has also fallen year-on-year
Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nationally identified non-profit organization, released its U.S. records of data breach findings for 3rd quarter of 2020. It claimed, Data Breach in USA , volume reported so far in 2020 is 30% decrease than the identical period last year. In terms of individual victims, the figure is 60% decrease, at 292 million.
“It is encouraging to see the number of data breaches continue to decline in 2020,” said Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “If data breaches continue at this pace for the remainder of 2020, we could see our lowest number of breaches since 2015.”
Despite the encouraging records breach numbers, one ransomware attack at Blackbaud uncovered data from not less than 247 corporations which have issued their very own breach notices as of September 30, 2020. Cyberattacks were the first explanation for data compromises reported in Q3 2020, with phishing and ransomware attacks the foremost common attack vectors.
What’s more, only alittle number of breached Blackbaud clients 58 out of 247 have notified what percentage customers were affected. Currently the amount stands at nearly seven million individuals affected , but it could rise significantly.
For consumers who are victims of a knowledge breach, the ITRC recommends downloading its free ID Theft Help app to manage the varied aspects of an individual’s data breach case. For more information, visit: https://www.idtheftcenter.org .