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Businesses are the top target for targets for data thieves. Nearly half of the reported data breaches — 494 — hit companies. The health care sector also took a big hit from hackers, however, with 377 data breaches. (Photo: iStock)

It’s not just politicians who are trembling in their boots about the threat of hackers. Any person or organization with anything of value is a likely target of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

2016 was a record year for data breaches, according to a new report by the Identity Theft Resource Center and Cyberscout (formerly IDT911). Nationally, there were 1,093 data breaches, an increase of 40 percent over the previous annual record.

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