Breach Clarity Data Breach Report: Week of March 1


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Each week Breach Clarity compiles a list of what it considers to be notable data breaches—those that are worth highlighting because of the increased intensity of the risk to personal information. The Breach Clarity score identifies the level of risk on a scale of 1 to 10—the higher the score, the more severe the breach and level of risk.

Typically, the highest-risk breaches of the week expose data types that are immediately useful for fraud schemes: Social Security numbers, passwords, card data, etc. This week, the dump of user data from dating site MeetMindful demonstrates the risk that compromised personal information poses, even if few of those data types are explicitly used in identity verification or authentication processes.

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