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PII, Credentials, IP Most Frequently Breached Data in 2016

January 4, 2018 | Content Aggregator - Single Slide | Threats & Incidents

The most frequently compromised or breached data in 2016 was personally identifiable information (PII), which includes names, addresses, phone numbers and Social Security Numbers. Authentication credentials (user IDs and passwords, for instance) were also among the most commonly breached data types, along with intellectual property and corporate financial data.
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