List of data breaches and cyber attacks in March 2020 – 832 million records breached

With organisations across the globe turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a worse time to suffer a data breach or cyber attack.

And the bad news is that unsettled employees, many of whom are being asked to work from home, and depleted workforces mean there is an increased chance of an incident occurring.

Thankfully, we’ve only found 67 incidents this month, with a total of 832,486,418 affected records – which is only slightly higher than last month’s figures.

However, it bears reminding that most breaches take 100 days or more to be discovered, so we could be seeing the effects of the coronavirus for months after our everyday lives get back to normal.

As always, incidents affecting UK organisations are listed in bold, and you can find more information on the most notable breaches by subscribing to our Weekly Round-up.

Cyber attacks


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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