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Thursday 3 June 2021

Global Data Breaches - May 2021

May 2021 saw another 128 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 115.8 Million Data Records reported compromised.

May's total amount of Data Breaches reported decreased by over 10% from last month, and the total amount of Data Records reported compromised also decreased by over 89% 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 71% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

Currently this takes the yearly totals so far to 623 Data Breaches reported and 4.5 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of May 2021.

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Data Source: IT Governance.