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Supply chain attacks caused more data compromises than malware

January 26, 2023

The first half of 2022 saw fewer compromises reported due in part to Russia-based cybercriminals distracted by the war in Ukraine and volatility in the cryptocurrency markets, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. However, data compromises steadily increased in the second half of 2022.

The number of victims impacted (422.1 million) increased by 41.5% from 2021. For 11 of the 12 months in 2022, the estimated number of data compromise victims was trending downward for the sixth consecutive year. However, that trend reversed with news that the personal information of 221 million Twitter users was available in illicit identity marketplaces.

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