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Breaches involving data of interest to credit and identity thieves continue unabated. One would assume that when fraud is possible, breach victims are offered credit and/or identity theft protection services. But that precaution is not commonly offered. For instance, Health Data Management over a two-month span tracked nine breaches where affected individuals were warned of the threat of credit or identity theft. Eight of the breaches involved Social Security numbers, yet six of the nine covered entities warning of theft did not offer paid protection services to those affected--including two state agencies. Here is a look at some bad and good reactions to compromised data.


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