Cybersecurity firm Risk Based Security (RBS) released an alarming report on data breaches in the first quarter of 2019, revealing a record breaking number of data breaches that exposed billions of documents to theft. “For three years in a row more than one billion records have been exposed in the first quarter of the year, whereas between 2009 and 2016, the number of records exposed in the first quarter generally fell in the 100,000,000 – 200,000,000 range, with only 2016 and 2014 exceeding 200 million,” RBS wrote. “Why the shift? Two causes stand out: leaky databases and malicious actors going public with sizable data sets for sale.”
Read about the new report by Risk Based Security which reveals that 90 percent of data breaches in the US are concentrated in New York and California on the Tech Republic.