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2017 was extraordinary: 5,200 breaches exposed 7.8 billion records

Once again, the record has been broken for both the most breaches and the most data compromised in a year. There were 5,207 breaches recorded last year, surpassing 2015’s previous high mark by nearly 20%, according to the 2017 Data Breach QuickView Report by Risk Based Security. The number of records compromised also surpassed all other years with over 7.8 billion records exposed, a 24.2% increase over 2016’s previous high of 6.3 billion. “The level … More

 

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