Imperva: 75.9% of stolen data in breaches involve personal information

VB reports:

In an analysis of more than 100 of the biggest and most well-known data breaches of the last decade, Imperva Research Labs found that 75.9% of data stolen in these breaches was personally identifiable information (PII).

An in-depth analysis of more than 100 of the largest data breaches in the past decade by Imperva Research Labs reveals a bleak and troubling reality. Not only has there been a greater number and higher frequency of breaches over the last decade, but the vast majority of that data –- 75.9% — can be classified as PII.

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