Data breaches increased 15% in the first six months of 2016 compared to the last six months of 2015, according to Gemalto. Worldwide, there were 974 reported data breaches and more than 554 million compromised data records in the first half of 2016, compared to 844 data breaches and 424 million compromised data records in the previous six months. In addition, 52% percent of the data breaches in the first half of this year did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they were reported.
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