Cybercriminals Think Small to Earn Big

    Date13 Mar 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    There were 12,449 new, authentic breaches and leaks in 2018, an increase of 424% from the year prior. But the average breach size was 216,884 records – 4.7 times smaller than in 2017.

    The data comes from 4iQ's "2019 Identity Breach Report," which analyzed breaches throughout 2018 and found cybercriminals are using more sophisticated tools and against poorly secured businesses. In 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) heightened security awareness around the world. Major corporations have reviewed their data collection policies and installed systems to protect themselves from attacks and noncompliance penalties.

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