List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6 million records breached

There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents.

But, by contrast, only 36,673,575 records were confirmed to have been leaked, which is the fewest we’ve recorded since May 2018.

The true figure, as always, will be higher than this – in part because organisations rarely disclose how many records were involved in security incidents. But we’ll take a positive however we can take it, particularly given how leaky organisations have been throughout lockdown.

You can find our full list of publicly disclosed data breaches from August in this blog, with incidents affecting UK organisations listed in bold.

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Cyber attacks

Ransomware

Human error is to blame for 88% of data breaches in the UK

Data breaches


Financial information


Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents


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