Data breaches are getting bigger, hackers are getting savvier, and the amount of compromised data is unfortunately on the rise. A quick look at data breach trends shows that hackers are mostly motivated by money to acquire data and that personal information is a highly valued type of data to compromise.
It’s also apparent that companies are still not prepared enough for breaches even though they are becoming more commonplace. In fact, studies find that companies still keep thousands of files unprotected and open for anyone inside the company to access.
We’ve put together 57 data breach statistics to illustrate how they have evolved over the years, plus we outline how costly and damaging each breach can be for companies and consumers.
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