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The number of records lost, stolen or compromised in data breaches jumped 86% between 2015 and 2016 even though the number of breaches worldwide dropped 4% in the same period, suggesting that hackers are aiming at organizations with big databases, according to new data from digital security firm Gemalto. The growing prevalence of data breaches suggests companies may need to shift from breach prevention to breach acceptance, it said.

Tina Orem

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