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Monday, 1 June 2020

Global Data Breaches - May 2020

May 2020 saw another 105 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 8.8 Billion Data Records reported compromised.

May's total amount of Data Breaches reported increased by over 114% from last month, and the total amount of Data Records reported compromised also increased by over 3971% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors were Healthcare, Technology and the Public Sector, with most breach types continuing 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 387 Data Breaches reported and 11.9 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of May 2020.

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Data Source: IT Governance.