List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July 2020 ­– 77 million records breached

After mammoth amounts of personal data were leaked in May and June, we’ve seen a reversion to the mean this month. By our count, 77,775,496 records were leaked in 86 incidents.

This includes the Twitter hack on 130 people, including Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Elon Musk, as well as the less flashy but equally concerning attack on dozens of universities and charities across the UK, US and Canada.

You can find our full list of publicly disclosed data breaches from July in this blog. As always, incidents affecting UK organisations are listed in bold.

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*Only includes incidents that haven’t previously been disclosed


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

Data breaches

Financial information

Malicious insiders and malicious incidents

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