List of data breaches and cyber attacks in January 2020 – 1.5 billion records breached

The new decade has begun relatively well, with a six-month low of only 61 disclosed cyber security incidents.

By comparison, 2019 saw an average of almost 80 data breaches and cyber attacks per month.

It’s not all good news, though. Several major incidents occurred in January, boosting the total number of breached records to a substantial 1,505,372,820.

That includes several worrying incidents involving UK organisations – which are highlighted in bold.

You can find detailed breakdowns of some of the more notable incidents by subscribing to our Weekly Round-up or by visiting our blog (where we have a dedicated series on phishing scams).

In the meantime, you can check out the full list here:

Cyber attacks


Data breaches

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

Financial information

Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents

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