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Data breaches jump in California and are expected to keep climbing
Data breaches jump in California and are expected to keep climbing

Data breaches soared last year in California as cybercriminals leaped over digital security gates to endanger the personal data of millions of consumers, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said. Harris, in a report released Tuesday, highlighted the effect that headline-producing data breaches had on the Golden State: two massive hacks last year at Target Corp. and daily deals website LivingSocial each hit roughly 7.5 million Californians. In all, 18.5 million people in the state had their data stolen last year, a more than 600% jump from 2012. The number of breaches reported to Harris' office climbed 28% to 167, and is expected to rise again in 2014. "Data breaches...

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