In 2019, A Total Of 7,098 Reported Breaches Exposed 15.1 Billion Records
HelpNet Security, February 11th, 2020
February 11, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 2

In 2019 the total number of records exposed increased by 284% compared to 2018, according to Risk Based Security

2019 saw an increase in reported breaches

In total, there were over 15.1 billion records exposed shattering industry projections. There were 7,098 breaches reported in 2019, a 1% increase on 2018, though the gap is anticipated to grow throughout Q1 2020 as more 2019 incidents come to light.

'2019 was a rough year for breach activity, with reported breaches reaching an all-time high and the number of records exposed up 284% compared to 2018' commented Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President at Risk Based Security.

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