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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Global Data Breaches - March 2020

March 2020 saw another 67 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 832 Million Data Records reported compromised.

Although March's total amount of Data Breaches reported was down by over 36% from last month, the total amount of Data Records reported compromised is up by over 31% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors continue to be Education, Healthcare and the Public Sector, accounting for over 56% 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 66% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

Currently this takes the yearly totals so far to 233 Data Breaches reported and 2.9 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of March 2020.

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Data Source: IT Governance.