Breach, Data Security, Network Security

Study: 72 percent of Chicago fraud victims also data breach victims

Chicagoans who have been affected by data breaches are at a higher risk of becoming victims of fraud than anyone whose information was breached in either Miami and Los Angeles.

At least 72 percent of Chicago-based fraud victims were also victims of a data breach, according to a study from the National Consumers League (NCL) based on research from Javelin Strategy & Research. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan yesterday addressed the group's findings and its implications for the state's residents at an event that is part of the NCL's #DataInsecurity Project.

“The latest data breaches have served as a wake-up call signaling that government and the private sector need to take serious, meaningful action to curb this growing threat to our financial security,” she said.

The study surveyed victims of security breaches in Miami, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, as well as Chicago.

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