The 5 top data breaches in December


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Another month, another series of data breaches. In December, news surfaced that a tech giant, a restaurant management company and a couple of health care providers all were victimized by breaches. But anyone registered to vote should be concerned about the month’s biggest data breach. Registration data for more than 191 million voters was published online, exposing personal information like names and party affiliation.

Consumers, institutions and companies are suffering the consequences of leaked sensitive information as large, targeted breaches become more frequent.

That’s why you should take steps to protect yourself. Here’s a good place to start: Grab your free credit report from myBankrate to make sure no one is opening lines of credit in your name.

Here are the 5 top data breaches in December.