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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Global Data Breaches - April 2021

April 2021 saw another 143 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 1 Billion Data Records reported compromised.

April's total amount of Data Breaches reported decreased by over 5% from last month, but the total amount of Data Records reported compromised increased by over 814% 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.

Currently this takes the yearly totals so far to 495 Data Breaches reported and 4.4 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of April 2021.

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Data Source: IT Governance.