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Sunday 8 March 2020

Global Data Breaches - February 2020

February 2020 saw another 105 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 632 Million Data Records reported compromised.

Although February's total amount of Data Breaches reported is up by over 72% from last month, the total amount of Data Records reported compromised was down by over 57% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors continue to be Education, Healthcare and the Public Sector, accounting for over 57% of total Data Breaches reported this year, and likewise the most breach types continue to be Cyber Attack, Internal Error and Ransomware, accounting for over 63% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

Currently this takes the yearly totals so far to 166 Data Breaches reported and 2.1 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of February 2020.

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Data Source: IT Governance.