There have been 2,227 publicly disclosed data compromise events since the beginning of the year through June 30th, according to Risk Based Security.
While this is in keeping with the number of breaches disclosed mid-way through 2015 and 2016, the total number of records exposed topped six billion, surpassing 2016's year-end high mark for the number of records compromised.
“It is stunning to see the steady increase in the number of breaches impacting one million or more records. In the first six months of 2013, 2014, and 2015, the number of these large breaches hovered in the mid teens. Last year we saw that number jump to 28, and now, for the first six months of this year, we’re tracking 50 such incidents”, said Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President for Risk Based Security.
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