Data Breach QuickView Report – 2015 Data Breach Trends

column chartThe sluggish global economy has certainly not translated into a corresponding slowdown in criminal efforts to compromise personal information. The total number of reported data breaches reached an all time high of 3,930 in 2015, exposing over 736 million records.

We are pleased to release our Data Breach QuickView Report that highlights the data breach research conducted by Risk Based Security.

Here are a few highlights from the report:

  • 64.6% of reported breaches due to Hacking
  • 288 incidents involved Third Parties
  • Three 2015 incidents have secured a place on the Top 20 All Time Breach List
  • The number of reported incidents tracked by Risk Based Security has exceeded 18,900 exposing over 4.6 billion records.
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