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Data Breaches

Please find below tables by month for the Number of Data Breaches reported, and the Number of Data Records reported compromised for 2017 to 2022 so far:-

2022
MONTH
DATA
BREACHES
DATA RECORDS
COMPROMISED
JANUARY
95
65,984,648
FEBRUARY
83
5,127,241
MARCH
88
3,987,593
APRIL
80
14,329,785
MAY
77
49,782,129
JUNE
80
34,908,053
JULY
85
99,243,757
AUGUST
112
97,456,345
SEPTEMBER
88
35,566,046
OCTOBER
102
9,990,855
NOVEMBER


DECEMBER


TOTALS
890
416,376,452

















2021
MONTH
DATA
BREACHES
DATA RECORDS
COMPROMISED
JANUARY
82
878,168,975
FEBRUARY
118
2,323,326,953
MARCH
152
120,219,930
APRIL
143
1,098,897,134
MAY
128
115,861,330
JUNE
110
7,057,993,049
JULY
86
33,727,641
AUGUST
84
60,865,828
SEPTEMBER
97
91,127,815
OCTOBER
94
51,248,331
NOVEMBER
81
223,615,390
DECEMBER
74
219,310,808
TOTALS
1,249
12,274,363,184

















2020
MONTH
DATA
BREACHES
DATA RECORDS
COMPROMISED
JANUARY
61
1,505,372,820
FEBRUARY
105
632,595,960
MARCH
67 832,486,418
APRIL
49 216,141,421
MAY
105
8,801,171,594
JUNE
92
7,021,195,399
JULY
86
77,775,496
AUGUST
99
36,673,575
SEPTEMBER
102
267,277,828
OCTOBER
117
86,607,479
NOVEMBER
103
586,771,602
DECEMBER
134
148,354,955
TOTALS
1,120
20,212,424,547

















2019
MONTH
DATA
BREACHES
DATA RECORDS
COMPROMISED
JANUARY
59
1,170,983,728
FEBRUARY
58
873,919,635
MARCH
79
2,100,479,833
APRIL
71
1,334,488,829
MAY
77
1,384,418,292
JUNE
64
29,716,282
JULY
92
2,360,027,273
AUGUST
94
105,101,839
SEPTEMBER
75
531,596,111
OCTOBER
110
421,102,896
NOVEMBER
87
1,340,710,580
DECEMBER
90
627,486,720
TOTALS
956
12,304,182,843

















2018
MONTH
DATA
BREACHES
DATA RECORDS
COMPROMISED
JANUARY
50
9,058,795
FEBRUARY
44
2,405,374
MARCH
55 27,638,144
APRIL
44 222,734,013
MAY
58 29,983,210
JUNE
44 152,146,836
JULY
42 30,781,501
AUGUST
28 214,217,199
SEPTEMBER
36 852,750,978
OCTOBER
47 244,085,097
NOVEMBER
64 277,804,561
DECEMBER
45 276,723,432
TOTALS
557
2,340,329,140

















2017
MONTH
DATA
BREACHES
DATA RECORDS
COMPROMISED
JANUARY
44
3,246,836
FEBRUARY
46
9,178,442
MARCH
44 41,249,900
APRIL
44 4,516,322
MAY
37 115,583,917
JUNE
43 198,626,690
JULY
40 36,506,986
AUGUST
41 5,458,730
SEPTEMBER
35 173,605,299
OCTOBER
39 22,802,378
NOVEMBER
36 58,807,780
DECEMBER
39 156,942,901
TOTALS
488
826,526,181

















Data Source: IT Governance.