Q3 2015 Data Breach QuickView Report – A Record Breaking Year in the Making

From Risk Based Security:

Risk Based Security is pleased to announce the release of the Q3 Data Breach QuickView report. It has been a busy year in terms of activity, with over 3,000 data breaches reported in the first three quarters of 2015.

The higher than usual  breach activity began early with the first quarter showing  warning signs that indicated 2015 would be one for the record books. As the year progressed, the number of reported data breaches began to spike. Now, with the close of the third quarter, there is no denying that 2015 will be the worst year on record for the total number of disclosed data breach incidents.

The numbers tell the story:

  • A 29% increase in the number of incidents reported compared to YTD last year
  • A 40% increase in the number of incidents exposing 1 Million or more records
  • Three mega events in third quarter alone, each exposing more than 10 Million records

Despite the increased activity, it’s not all bad news. Overall the number of records compromised for the year stands just short of 370 million, the lowest exposed record count since 2012.

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