The number of reported data breaches in California remained steady between 2014 and 2015. But that seemingly good news is trampled by the 33-percent increase in the number or records exposed.
Attorney General Kamala Harris released the annual data-breach report on Feb. 16. She attributed the 33 percent rise to several large-scale breaches, according to a report in The Recorder.
In addition to the Anthem breach, which exposed 10.4 million records, the report report cited three other data breaches reported in 2015 affecting at least 2 million Californians in each instance: UCLA Health (4.5 million records); PNI Digital Media, the photo processor for several major retailers (2.8 million); and T-Mobile USA Inc., whose customers’ information was exposed when credit bureau Experian was hacked (2.1 million).