1Nearly 2B Records Compromised in First Half of 2017, Report Finds
The first half of 2017 has been a particularly brutal six-month period for data breaches, according to the Gemalto Breach Level Index report released on Sept. 20. During the first half of 2017, there were 918 data breaches, including 22 large breaches that led to a huge volume of data record loss. According to Gemalto’s analysis, 1.9 billion records were lost in the period from January to June 2017, which is a 164 percent increase over the last six months of 2016. Looking at the sources of the attacks, Gemalto found that malicious outsiders accounted for 74 percent of all data breaches during the first half of this year. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights from the Gemalto First Half 2017 Breach Level Index report.
21.9 Billion Records Lost
3Identity Theft Is the Leading Breach Incident Type
4Malicious Outsiders Are Leading Breach Source
5Encryption Is Underutilized
6Health Care Has More Breaches Than Any Other Vertical
7Accidents Lead to Most Data Record Losses
8North America Is the Top Target
Eighty-eight percent of all attacks in the first half of 2017 impacted organizations in North America.