Publicly reported data breaches fell in the first half of 2022, Government Technology reports. Citing a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center, cybercriminals adjusted their targets toward businesses and government institutions. In the first half of this year, 817 data breaches were reported in the U.S., which represents a 4% decrease from the same timeframe in 2021. The volume of affected persons decreased to 53.4 million, a decline of 45% from last year. 2021 saw the highest number of reported data breaches on record, with more than 1,800.
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