In March 2024, there were 3,478 publicly disclosed security incidents with 299,368,075 records known to be breached. March saw fewer records breached but a huge increase (388% rise) in total incidents.

February 2024 had 712 cyber breaches accounting for more than 719 million records being compromised.

This compares to a whopping 4,645 cyber incidents in January with more than 29 billion records breached.

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Ransomware gangs have been warned that there is no money in attacking the British state, after the British Library revealed that it weathered a damaging cyber-attack without paying – or even speaking to – the hackers behind it.