Three Quarters of a Billion Records breached


Last year, says the security firm Gemalto, over 700 million records were breached. Or, to put it another way, this translates to two million stolen or lost records every day. 2015 Breach Level Report 1,673 hacking incidents 398 were triggered from the inside of the attacked company: employees and even IT staff who were tricked (social engineering) by hackers into clicking on malicious links or attachments Government agencies suffered the greatest data leaks. Following that were nation states and healthcare enterprises (remember the big Anthem breach?) Gemalto also says that the U.S. is the leading target of cyber attacks, with the UK, Canada and Australia following behind in that order. But don’t let Australia’s fourth place standing fool you. It reports only 42 publically reported incidents, while the U.S. has reportedly had 1,222. How can you tell your computer has been compromised by an attack? Your computer is running slowly; you’re not simply being impatient—the device re
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