The number of reported breaches has gone up by 54% and the number of exposed records by 52% compared to the first six months of 2018 according to the 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report, released by Risk Based Security.
The research shows that eight breaches reported within Q1 and Q2 of 2019 accounted for 3.2 billion records exposed; three of these being among the largest breaches of all time.
“Looking over the first six months of 2019, it is hard to be optimistic on the outlook for the year,” commented Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President of Risk Based Security. “The number of breaches is up and the number of records exposed remains stubbornly high. Despite best efforts and awareness among business leaders and defenders, data breaches continue to take place at an alarming rate.”