Experian Data Breach Industry Forecast - 2021

Experian Data Breach Resolution | 03/01/2021

Powerful under the veil of a crisis, tech-savvy hackers found the perfect opportunity to steal data from our smart devices, contact tracing applications, rural hospitals, and frenzied clinics. The application of new technologies to aid our response to the pandemic have also opened up new threat vectors that in many cases, have yet to be safeguarded. In South Dakota, for instance, an online portal was built early in the year to help first responders identify people who had tested positive for COVID-19. Now, the FBI is investigating a June data breach that exposed the names, addresses, birthdates, and health status of those individuals it intended to help.1 The result: patient confidentiality was undermined.

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