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Monday, 7 September 2020

Global Data Breaches - August 2020

August 2020 saw another 99 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 36.6 Million Data Records reported compromised.

August's total amount of Data Breaches reported increased by over 15% from last month, but the total amount of Data Records reported compromised decreased by over 52% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors were Healthcare, Education and 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 664 Data Breaches reported and 19.1 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of August 2020.

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Data Source: IT Governance.