A new report by New York's attorney general finds data breaches in the state are growing rapidly.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says data breaches in 2013 exposed 22.8 million personal records, costing New Yorkers $1.37 billion.  That's three times the breaches that occurred in 2006.

Schneiderman recommends that businesses try to minimize the amount of customer data they keep on the Internet, and when possible, try to implement a security plan that includes encryption.  He recommends that consumers create strong passwords using combinations of numbers and letters and to not share sensitive personal information on social media sites.