2016 was a record year for data breaches, as the number of exposed records exceeded 4.2 billion, nearly four times than the previously set record. The latest release of Risk Based Security’s annual Data Breach QuickView report shows that there were 4,149 data breaches reported during 2016, down from the 4,326 data breaches reported in 2015. The number of exposed records, however, reached an all-time high that might not be easily equaled: 4.281 billion.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Week