We have heard about so many great breach of data in recent years, it is difficult to establish when - or even whether - to respond. LivingSocial Off to Sony to the credit card processor Global Payments, the records of tens of millions of people have been exposed.
More than 5% of all adults in the USA are affected by fraud data in 2012, according to a recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research. The study also found that 23% of victims of data breaches also become victims of fraud. And data theft increase, javelin said, to 48% in 2012 from 2011.
Analysis of a single, albeit huge data breach in South Carolina (3.6 million people were exposed Social Security numbers), javelin found the fraud totaled $ 5.2 billion and an average of $ 776 in out-of-pocket cost of each fraud victim.
Javelin that companies can do to protect consumers more.
"Current standards of protection are often insufficient to prevent a data breach event - and, worse, they are sometimes forgotten," said Al Pascual, analyst at javelin.
"Organizations can increase consumer confidence and loyalty by introducing better protection against the event of a data breach and by restricting criminals' ability to stolen data deceive consumers."
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