UK Tops European Data Breach Table

Phil Muncaster reports:

The UK suffered the most data breaches in Europe during the first half of 2015, coming second globally only to the United States, according to new data from Gemalto.

The digital security and SIM card vendor claimed in its latest Breach Level Index (BLI) report that there were 63 data breaches in the UK in the first six months of the year – a huge jump from second-placed Germany (8) and third-placed Netherlands (6).

However, just 8.3 million records were exposed in those breaches, which is only 3.4% of the global total of 246 million. This pales in comparison with the US, which accounted for nearly half (49%) of all compromised records, and Turkey (26%).

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