The top 5 data breaches in September


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Hackers targeting large hotel chains and the federal government made for some of the top data breach headlines in September. But health insurance companies and users of Apple devices were hit hard as well. Notable companies such as the Trump Hotel Collection and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield became data breach victims. And the Office of Personnel Management released news that its June breach actually affected a lot more people than originally thought.

Big, targeted breaches on major companies and the government are becoming more common, and businesses and consumers are suffering the consequences.

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 such as myBankrate.

Here are the 5 top data breaches in September.