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Dissecting 2018’s Mid-Year Data Breach Statistics

After the first six months of 2018, 4.5 billion data records have already been compromised according to a recent report. Data breaches have affected businesses large and small, from Adidas (two million records compromised) to Facebook (up to two billion accounts affected) to municipal airports and accounting firms, and 2018 has already seen more than its fair share of massive global data breaches.

The Gemalto Report

Digital security specialist Gemalto revealed in a new report that 945 data breaches led to a staggering 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018.

Although the total number of breaches were down from the same period the year before, the number of records compromised were up over 130 percent as the severity of individual incidents increased. Continue reading Dissecting 2018’s Mid-Year Data Breach Statistics

Global Data Breaches Top 1,500 Incidents in 2014

Data breaches have become a daily occurrence. According to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index (BLI), the number of disclosed global data breaches in 2014 amounted to over 1,500, representing a rise of 50% from 2013.

Breaking down the numbers, 1,107 individual breaches reported came out of the U.S., while the UK had the second highest total with 117. The most severe breaches were those against Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay.