2016. Researchers apply a number of
analytical tools to this information in
order to compare threats, and identify
trends and losses.
As a result of their examination of the
information, researchers have identified
six key takeaways, as well as other data
that help to paint a broader picture of
the impact of identity theft on consumers
and businesses. Here is a look at some of
1. People make mistakes
The researchers found that human er-
2. Impact is usually local
ror is a major driver when it comes to
identity theft and that hackers frequent-
ly exploit vulnerabilities created by mis-
takes people make. However, approxi-
mately 17 percent of the incidents where
personally identifiable information
(PII) was compromised were termed
“non-malicious” or not instigated by
hackers, but by individuals without ma-
Despite the activities of hackers around
the globe, the impact of identity theft
where PII was compromised seems to be
more localized to specific cities, coun-
ties, states and regions. The study found
that over 99 percent of the cases were
limited to either a local geographic area
or a particular type of victim. Only 0.36
percent of the theft incidents actually in-
volved the entire country like the Target
or Home Depot breaches.
While there are very real financial costs
associated with any type of data or breach
of PII, a larger number of individuals who
become victims suffered from emotional stress
than those who had actual monetary losses.
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