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Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Global Data Breaches - October 2020

October 2020 saw another 117 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 86.6 Million Data Records reported compromised.

October's total amount of Data Breaches reported increased by over 14% from last month, but the total amount of Data Records reported compromised decreased by over 67% 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 883 Data Breaches reported and 19.4 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of October 2020.

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Data Source: IT Governance.