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Friday 2 October 2020

Global Data Breaches - September 2020

September 2020 saw another 102 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 267.2 Million Data Records reported compromised.

September's total amount of Data Breaches reported increased by over 3% from last month, and the total amount of Data Records reported compromised also increased by over 628% 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 70% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

Currently this takes the yearly totals so far to 766 Data Breaches reported and 19.3 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of September 2020.

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Data Source: IT Governance.