Report: Breaches responsible for increasing amount of collateral damage

2015 was the “Year of Collateral Damage,” according to a report released this morning by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Attackers targeting companies or other organizations are not only affecting the lives of people who are customers or employees of those organizations, but also affect people who have no direct business relationships.

Take, for example, the Office of Personnel Management breach, said Jewel Timpe, senior manager or research communications for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security.

In that incident, hackers were able to get their hands on the data of over 21 million current and former federal employees.

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