America’s largest diagnostics service LabCorp suffers massive data breach
The average total cost of a data breach, the average cost for each lost or stolen record (per capita cost), and the average size of data breaches have all increased beyond the 2017 report averages.
Last week, a Florida company named Exacts exposed information on around 300 million records. While several stories characterized this incident as a breach, it wasn't actually a breach — at least not in the way most people use the term.
Why it matters: When most people hear about a breach, they think a bad guy has stolen data. That’s scary and can effect consumer behavior. But there was no bad guy involved in what happened at Exactis.