California experienced more data breaches than any other state in the past decade: report
Over the past decade, California experienced close to 1,500 data breaches in which a total of 5.6 billion personal records were exposed, more than in any other state, a new report by Comparitech shows. When it comes to the number of exposed records, California is followed at a distance by Oregon (1.3 billion) and New York (729 million).
The report puts the total number of data breach incidents occurring in the US since 2008 at almost 10,000 and the number of exposed records at 10.7 billion. Damages resulting from the incidents are estimated to total around $1.6 trillion.