| Individuals January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018
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Cyber criminals accelerated in 2017. We tracked 132 breaches in the last year that impacted massive and well known companies like Google, Uber, Instagram, Equifax, and Boeing. Altogether, these breaches amounted to over 5.2 billion comrpomised accounts in 2017.
Want to see what happened each month? Check out our breach reviews from 2017.
The infographic below to give you insight into a year of data breaches. Our biggest takeaway? We saw 66% of breaches for all of 2017 occur in the second half of the year. That's a significant increase, indicating that breaches will still be a significant threat in 2018.
Attackers look to steal data from companies for financial profit, espionage, and competitive advantage. Individuals need to remain vigilant as we enter a new year of breaches. The best ways to do that:
Check out the infographic below to learn more about data breach trends in 2017. Share it with friends and family to keep them in the know as well: