This year is on track to be the worst year on record for data breach activity, according to a recent analysis.
Within the first six months of this year, there have been 3,813 incidents publicly reported, according to Risk Based Security’s 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report. That’s up 54 percent compared to this time last year. Meanwhile, the number of exposed records rose by 52 percent in the same timeframe, to reach 4.1 billion.
Eight breaches reported within the first half of 2019 accounted for 3.2 billion records exposed or 78.6 percent of the total records exposed through June 30.