Data breaches have already exposed 11 billion records in 2020. Here's how you can safeguard your personal information right now.

As more companies move their operations online, 2020 is becoming a record year for data breaches.

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Customer data breaches are becoming a massive problem 

In January, a laptop stolen from medical transportation vendor GridWorks exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, social security numbers, and Medicaid ID numbers of over 600,000 people. 

In March, the social security numbers of over 300,000 people were leaked through a hacked BJC healthcare employee email address. 

More than 160,000 user accounts from the gaming company Nintendo were breached in April

In May, hackers stole 8 million people’s data from the meal provider Home Chef. 

A breached database belonging to the UK security company Keepnet Labs may have exposed up to 5 billion data records in June

More data breaches = more identity fraud

Last year, over 14 million Americans fell victim to identity fraud. For these victims, the financial loss was over $16 billion. While the full statistics for this year aren’t out yet, attempted identity-based credit and debit card fraud was up 35% this April alone.

You don’t need to be hacked to have your identity compromised 

Dozens of data brokers offer your information for sale right now. This information often includes your full name, phone number, occupation, marital status, and home address. Anyone can search for you online and buy your data to use as they see fit. 

5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

  1. Use two-factor authentication on all your devices.
  2. Monitor your credit score for suspicious activities.
  3. Turn on your firewall and use encryption.
  4. Don’t reuse passwords. 
  5. Use a PO box rather than your actual address for online correspondence.

Take back control of your information with DeleteMe 

DeleteMe takes your information back from data brokers. 

DeleteMe’s team of privacy experts find and coordinate the removal of your personal information and help protect you from identity theft. 

Take back control of your information with DeleteMe

  1. Submit personal information for removal from search engines.

  2. Your personal DeleteMe privacy experts find and remove your personal information.

  3. Receive a detailed DeleteMe report in 7 days. Here’s an example.

  4. We remove your personal information every 3 months.

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