Whether you’re a small independent insurance agency or a massive health care conglomerate, hackers see the same thing; another rube waiting to be exploited.
In fact, more than half of small businesses in the U.S. have said they’ve been a victim of a cyberattack, while one-third have been exposed at least three times, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).
During the most recently closed quarter, data breaches showed a decline, ITRC reported. While incidents fell off in Q3, ITRC cautioned that 2021 is still likely to set a record in terms of the number of incidents.
“The resources stolen by cybercriminals are the same resources needed to sustain or grow a business to keep families safe, healthy and financially secure,” Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the ITRC, said in a release. “It is critical we share these eye-opening findings so everyone can better understand the impacts of identity crimes, particularly on people just trying to support their families and the families of their employees.”
The above slideshow highlights the biggest data breaches, to date, in 2021 and showcases the fact that no industry is immune from hackers’ reach, according to Analytics Insight.