The 5 top data breaches in November


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Hotels, a medical clinic and even a state government office all acknowledged data breaches last month. But was there any breach more shocking than the one that occurred at a toymaker? The breach at VTech, which makes electronic toys such as tablets for kids, exposed the private data of 6.4 million children, including photos.

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

As the number of data breaches grows and becomes more diverse, it’s crucial that consumers protect themselves by closely monitoring their credit reports with free tools like myBankrate.

Here are the 5 top data breaches in November.