By now, you've all heard about the massive breach at the US Office of Personnel Management's (OPM), and that the attackers have accessed (and likely made off with) personal information of approximately 4 million US federal workers, 2.1 million of which are apparently current employees.
Approximately 4 million US federal employees, both current and former, will start receiving a breach notification alerting them that their personal information has potentially been compromised.
46 percent of organizations that have suffered a data breach took more than four months to detect a problem, and more than three months to mitigate the risk.
Personal information of some 1.25 million of Japan's pensioners has been compromised and some of it was leaked following a successful breach of Japan Pension Service's computer systems.
The average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million, according to a Ponemon Institute study of 350 companies spanning 11 countries.
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