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Friday, 1 May 2020

Global Data Breaches - April 2020

April 2020 saw another 49 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 216 Million Data Records reported compromised.

April's total amount of Data Breaches reported was down by over 26% from last month, and the total amount of Data Records reported compromised is also down by over 74% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors were Healthcare, Professional Services and the Public Sector, with most breach types continuing to be Cyber Attack, Internal Error and Ransomware, accounting for over 68% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

Currently this takes the yearly totals so far to 282 Data Breaches reported and 3.1 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of April 2020.

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Data Source: IT Governance.