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Cybersecurity roundup January 2024

January 2024 had a whopping 4,645 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 29 billion records. This compares to 277.6 million records breached in January 2023.

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Cybersecurity roundup December 2023

December 2023 had 1,351 cyber incidents, accounting for more than 2.2 billion records. This makes December the worst month in 2023. Here’s the other top stories you need to read: 2023 – the year of the cyber attack Is it time to ask why 2023 has been a UK cyberattack ‘annus horribilis’?  New security report […]

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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 May 2023

May was an astronomical month for data records breached, with more than 98 million records breached across 98 incidents. This compares to 4.3 million in April, 42 million in March and 29.5 million in February, but it doesn’t come close to the astounding 277.6 million in January. The majority of the 98 million breached records […]

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 March 2023

With just shy of 42 million records breached, March has seen a number of high profile incidents, including a breach at Latitude Financial accounting for 14 million records, and a breach at Australian Telecoms company AT&T accounting for 9 million breached records. What’s more, a new report released in February, highlights that the Australian media […]

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 […]