Tag: Breach Level Index

Breached Records More Than Doubled in H1 2018, Reveals Breach…

Gemalto has analyzed the Breach Level Index observations during the first half of 2018. Its findings are truly staggering. In just six months, the system tracked more than 4.5 billion breached data files. This figure represents a 133 percent increase over H1 2017, and it’s more than double the amount reported for the entire 2017 calendar year.

2017 Data Breach Level Index: Full year results are in…

Break down of the 2017 Breach Level Index stats found: 7,125,940 compromised every day 2,96914 compromised records every hour 4,949 compromised records every minute 82 compromised records every second Last year was a monumental year for data breaches. According to the new Breach Level Index (BLI), in 2017, the number of data records compromised in […]

2017: The Year of Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of malware that takes hostage of systems, either by locking the user out completely, or locking files so they can’t be accessed. In 2017, we saw a huge increase in ransomware including WannaCry and NotPetya, two massive global attacks. Large companies including HBO and KQED were also attacked.

H1 2015 Data Breaches by the Numbers

Here’s the good news first: Just released by Gemalto and based on publicly available breach information, the Breach Level Index (BLI) report for H1 2015 shows that the number of data records lost or stolen in the first half of this year – 245.9 million records* total – was down by about 40% compared to […]