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Monday, 8 February 2021

Global Data Breaches - January 2021

January 2021 saw another 82 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 878.1 Million Data Records reported compromised.

January's total amount of Data Breaches reported decreased by over 38% from last month, but the total amount of Data Records reported compromised increased by over 491% 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 70% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

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Data Source: IT Governance.