A third of all internet users have been victims of a data breach

One in three consumers worldwide has been the victim of a data breach involving a company holding their personal information, according to research by cybersecurity firm Thales.

The companies report (opens in new tab) found that 82% of these data breach victims experienced some sort of negative impact on their lives as a result, not surprising since data breaches can put victims at significantly higher risk for issues such as identity theft protection.

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