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Cybersecurity roundup October 2023

October 2023 had 114 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 867 million records. This compares to 3.8 billion in September, 79 million in August, 146 million in July, 14 million in June, 98 million in May, 4.3 million in April, 42 million in March and 29.5 million in February, but it still doesn’t come close […]

Cybersecurity roundup September 2023

September 2023 had 71 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 3.8 billion compromised records. This brings the year’s total to over 4.5 billion. This makes it the worst month for breached data this year, even outperforming January which had a whopping 277.6 million records breached. September saw the biggest data breach of the year by […]

Cybersecurity Round Up April 2023

The breach figure for April took a nosedive compared to previous months, with ‘just’ 4.3million records breached, compared to 42 million in March, 29.5 million in February, and a whopping 277.6 million in January. Over 50% of April breached records came from a US medical services provider – Shields Health Care Group – who saw […]

Cybersecurity Round Up February 2023

Compared with the 277 million records breached in January 2023, February’s 29.5 million records seems insignificant in comparison. It isn’t though. 29.5 million records is still a huge number, and it’s disappointing to see. Of these 29.5 million records, just over 20 million come from a breach at PeopleConnect, a business that conducts background checks, […]

Reflecting on the 2022 cybersecurity landscape

2022 became the year of password hygiene, as experts around the world highlighted the very simple, but very important step of improving passwords to help protect your systems. Poor passwords are responsible for millions of breaches every year, and making simple improvements could have a very significant impact. Overall, there were more than 1,000 major […]

Cybersecurity Round Up December 2022

The end of the year saw December on average par with many of the months in 2022 when it came to records breached. November saw 32 million records breached, while December came in a close second with 31.5million breached. As the year drew to a close, reflections on the year and predictions for the year […]

Cybersecurity Round Up November 2022

November closed with more than 32 million records breached, although a data breach at Twitter and one at Whoosh (a Russian scooter-sharing company) account for the majority of these breached records. An alleged breach at WhatsApp has also put the data of 500 million users up for sale, but this has not been counted in […]

Cybersecurity Round Up July 2022

As July drew to a close, almost 100million records had been breached, which was nearly three times as many as were breached in June 2022. The number of incidents didn’t spike particularly (85 in July compared with 80 in June 2022), but the severity of some single incidents created the uplift in breached records. Virtual […]

Cybersecurity round up June 2022

June was a month on par with many others this year, with around 80 major incidents resulting in the breach of millions of individual records. June say just shy of 35,000,000 records compromised through the full range of attacks. UK’s biggest social housing provider Clarion confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack Social […]