New report “The biggest data leaks of the first third of 2016″
Our analyst team updates you on the biggest data breaches trends. Today we present you the report corresponding to the first third of 2016. Download it!
The trends that showed the rise of big data leaks in 2015 were confirmed by a systematic increase of disclosed credentials volume during the first quarter of 2016. According to the sources of information and various disclosed leakages, the volume of potentially exposed user records exceeded 330 million until April 30th, 2016.
This context of insecurity prompted our analyst team to carry out the investigation on the companies most affected by this type of data leaks. The security breaches have damaged organizations operating in different fields, specially related to health and education.
The report’s scope is the summary of data leaks that occurred throughout the first four months of 2016 from January 1st to April 30th.
Our analyst team concludes that although the attacks were launched for hackvists reasons, most of those identified have a cybercriminal background, as the exposed credentials were put up for sale, the data could possibly leak due to extortion.