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Sunday, 8 March 2020

Global Data Breaches - January 2020

January 2020 saw another 61 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 1.5 Billion Data Records reported compromised.

Although January's total amount of Data Breaches reported is down by over 32% from last month, the total amount of Data Records reported compromised was up by over 139% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors continue to be Education, Healthcare and the Public Sector, accounting for over 52% 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 62% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

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Data Source: IT Governance.