Gemalto Breach Level Index: 86% year-on-year increase in compromised data records

Last year saw 1,792 data breaches and almost 1.4 billion compromised data records, according to Gemalto’s latest Breach Level Index (BLI) report. Although the number of breaches actually decreased marginally from last year (1,866), the total number of compromised records rose by 86%. However, Gemalto’s “most concerning” finding is that, in over half of data breaches, the victim organisation didn’t disclose the number of records involved. Identity theft is the leading type of breach For the fourth year in a row, identity theft was the leading type of data breach, accounting for 59% of all incidents. In contrast to the … Continue reading Gemalto Breach Level Index: 86% year-on-year increase in compromised data records