A new study conducted by Javelin Research on behalf of Identity Finder has found that more than 25% of the 16 million victims of payment card information (PCI)-related data breaches in 2012 later suffered from identity theft. In absolute figures, that means that 4.4 million people suffered from identity theft as a result of their PCI being breached in the US.
According the the study, victims at the highest risk for identity fraud were those whose PCI and Social Security Number were breached.
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Identifying, classifying and securing data with appropriate measures and policies is key to mitigating the risks of data breaches, which continue to have crippling effects on victims and costly effects for organizations.
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