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2,227 Breaches Exposed 6 Billion Records in First Half of 2017: Report

 

2,227 Breaches Exposed 6 Billion Records in First Half of 2017: Report

More than 6 billion records were exposed as a result of the 2,227 data breaches that were reported in the first six months of 2017, according to a new report from Risk Based Security.

The number of publicly disclosed data compromise events through June 30 remained in line with the number of breaches disclosed mid-way through 2015 and 2016, but the total number of records exposed surpassed 2016’s year-end high mark.

The top 10 data breaches exposed 5.6 billion of the 6 billion records compromised, and had an average severity score of 9.82 out of 10.0, Risk Based Security’s report (PDF) reveals.

 

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