List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2019 – 114.6 million records leaked

At first glance, August has been a quiet month for data breaches, with a total of 114,686,290 breached records. That’s about 10 percent of the monthly average coming into the month.

But that figure comes from 95 incidents in total, which is the most we’ve had all year.

Let’s take a look at those breaches in full in our slightly tweaked monthly list. After a reader suggestion last month, we’re also listing the UK-specific incidents in bold. Let us know if you like that change or if you have any other suggestions for future months.

Cyber attacks



Data breaches

32% breaches involve phishing

Financial information

Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents

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  1. Leano Carol Maphorisa 8th September 2019
  2. Andrea Moreno 8th September 2019