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Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Global Data Breaches - December 2020

December 2020 saw another 134 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 148.3 Million Data Records reported compromised.

December's total amount of Data Breaches reported increased by over 30% from last month, but the total amount of Data Records reported compromised decreased by over 74% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors were Healthcare, Technology and Public Sector, with most breach types continuing to be Cyber Attack, Internal Error and Ransomware, accounting for over 73% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

This takes the complete yearly totals to 1,120 Data Breaches reported and 20.2 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of December 2020, resulting in an over 17% increase in Data Breaches reported and an over 64% increase in Data Records reported compromised compared with 2019's yearly totals.

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Data Source: IT Governance.