2021 Year End Report | Data Breach QuickView

In the 2021 Data Breach QuickView report from Risk Based Security, Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President of Risk Based Security and Ashley Allocca, Cybersecurity Intelligence Analyst of Flashpoint, examine data breach activity from several different perspectives, including the types of data that were targeted, who was compromised, and the impact of these events.

This year, the report features intelligence from Flashpoint on trends in data theft and malware within illicit communities. All of the statistics and findings were derived from breaches first reported in 2021, including:

  • 4,145 publicly disclosed breaches in 2021, exposing over 22 billion records.
  • 10% increase in the number of breaches reported in the U.S.
  • Financial services and software providers were the top two most breached industries.
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