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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2019 – 421 million records breached

In a month where security experts across Europe were boosting awareness of cyber security, organisations had mixed results in their own data protection practices.

On the one hand, the 421,103,896 data records that were confirmed to have been breached in October represents about 50% of the monthly average.

But on the other hand, there were a staggering 111 incidents, including several in which sensitive and financial information was compromised.

It was also a particularly bad month for the UK, with 9 confirmed breaches. As we have been doing for the past few months, we’ve listed UK-specific incidents in bold.

Cyber attacks

Ransomware

Data breaches

Financial information

Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents

In other news…

Source: IT Governance

After a rampant start to the year for data breaches and cyber attacks, it’s about time we went one month without at least one massive security incident.

June 2019’s total of 39,713,046 breached records is the lowest since May last year – the month that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect.

Is this the start of the long-awaited ‘GDPR bounce’? We doubt it, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.

Here’s a full list of every incident in the month of June:

Cyber attacks

Ransomware

Data breaches

Financial information

Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents

In other news…

Source: IT Governance

 

How Equifax neglected cybersecurity and suffered  a devastating data breach

Credits:  Connor Lechleitner