List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2020 – 623 million records breached

At first glance, February appears to be a big improvement cyber security-wise compared to the start of the year. The 632,595,960 breached records accounts for about a third of January’s total, and is considerably lower than the figures for this time last year.

Unfortunately, the number of breached records doesn’t tell the full story, as there were a whopping 105 incidents – making February 2020 the second leakiest month we’ve ever recorded.

As always, incidents affecting UK organisations are listed in bold.

You can check out the full list below. If you’re interested in detailed breakdowns of these incidents, why not subscribe to our Weekly Round-up or visit our blog, where we have a dedicated series on phishing scams?

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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