August’s top data breaches may have hurt millions of people


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Ashley Madison may have been the most talked about data breach in August, but it certainly wasn’t the only one. Notable companies like and SterlingBackCheck also got hit. And the IRS released news that its May breach affected a lot more people than originally thought.

Data breaches on major companies are becoming more common, and it’s hurting businesses and consumers alike.

Of course, as the number of breaches increases, it becomes even more crucial for consumers to closely monitor their credit reports, which they can do with free tools like myBankrate.

Here are the 4 top data breaches in August.