Transportation a top 10 target of cyberattackers, cases nearly triple last year

A recent study conducted by data collection experts SOAX, utilizing data from the Identity Theft Resource Center on the number of data violation cases from 2020 to 2023 by industry, revealed the United States experienced a total of 3,205 data breaches in 2023, a 78% increase from 2022.

The transportation industry saw 101 data violation cases last year. The number of cases is up more than 181% from the year before and the 101 incidents logged last year matches the total number of cases from 2020, 2021 and 2022 combined. In all the segments ranked by SOAX, no other industry saw a year-over-year increase larger than transportation, with only the financial services sector coming close (177%). 

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