Compromises in 2007

Total compromises in 2007 were over 132 million, more than twice that of 2006. For large breaches affecting over 10,000 per incident financial breaches (those exposing charge card or bank account information) were fewer in number than non-financial (those exposing social security numbers, names, email addresses, telephone numbers, medical information or other personal data) breaches. Yet, those financial breaches exposed more than seven times as many accounts.

2007 saw 100 million charge cards exposed at TJX Companies.

10,000+ per breach Total Affected Financial Non-Financial
Affected Count 131,728,349 115,911,677 15,816,672
Incident Count 109 19 90
% by # affected 87.99% 12.01%
% by incidents 17.43% 82.57%


Under 10,000 per breach Total Affected
Affected Count 431,412
Incident Count 228


Unknown Number affected
Incident Count 116


Compromises in 2007 affecting 10,000 or more
Compromises in 2007 affecting under 10,000
Compromises in 2007 affecting an unknown, or undisclosed, number

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