The 5 top data breaches in October

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Some of the top data-breach headlines in October came from hackers targeting financial institutions. But breaches at thrift stores and ride-hailing companies made headlines as well. Thrift company America’s Thrift Stores was hit hard. And a glitch at Uber exposed the personal information of its drivers.  

Businesses and consumers alike are suffering the consequences as large targeted breaches on major companies become more frequent.

And as the number of data breaches grows, it becomes crucial for consumers to closely monitor their credit reports, which they can do with free tools like myBankrate.

Here are the 5 top data breaches last month.