List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2020: 216 million records breached

With only 49 reported data breaches and cyber attacks this month, you might have thought April was a calm month in the cyber security department.

Of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth, with organisations being turned upside down amid the coronavirus pandemic and cyber criminals thriving on the uncertainty.

So how can we account for dip in reported data breaches? It’s simple: many organisations have been shuttered – or operating in a more limited way – during the pandemic and either aren’t performing actions that could jeopardise their security or haven’t detected an incident.

Among organisations that have remained open, the threat is more severe than ever. You can take a look at every reported incident that accounts for April’s 216,141,421 breached records here.

As always, incidents affecting UK organisations are listed in bold. Meanwhile, you can stay up to date with the latest news by subscribing to our Weekly Round-up or visiting our blog.

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