4.5 Billion Rata Records Compromised Worldwide in 1st Half 2018

October 11, 2018 - 945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018, according to Gemalto's Breach Level Index – a global database of public data breaches.

Compared to the same period in 2017, the number of lost, stolen or compromised records increased by a staggering 133 percent, though the total number of breaches slightly decreased over the same period, signaling an increase in the severity of each incident.

A total of six social media breaches, including the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook incident, accounted for over 56 percent of total records compromised. Of the 945 data breaches, 189 (20 percent of all breaches) had an unknown or unaccounted [...][... Check source for end of article ...]
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