Data breaches increase more than 25% to date this year, report says

A recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center shows there has been a 26 percent increase in the number of data breaches in the U.S. since Oct. 19, 2015, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Here are five things to know about the report.

1. The healthcare sector reported 36.2 percent of all the data breaches to date in 2016. This is equivalent to the 293 total data breaches thus far in 2016.

2. The government and military sectors have reported 6.9 percent of all breaches this year. To date, this is equivalent to 56 data breaches.

3. The business sector accounted for 43.8 percent of breaches, or 354 total data breaches.

4. The financial sector reported 4.2 percent of the total breaches this year. This is equivalent to approximately 34 breaches.

5. The education sector accounted for 8.9 percent of breaches to date this year, or 72 incidents.

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