Data Breaches: A Global Issue

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Did you know that in the span of just 10 months in 2022, 15 million global data records were exposed, leaked, lost or stolen? Nearly ⅔ of all global data losses have occurred in the United States, but there have been significant breaches in Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan.


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Data breaches can occur anywhere in the world due to unexpected events. Hardware failures, software glitches, and even natural disasters can impact overall network security and make it easier for malware attacks to occur. Human error can also contribute to the increase of breaches across the world. Misclicking, accidental deletion of files, and an overall lack of training are some of the biggest contributors to breaches in the United States.


The issue of data breaches is something that affects not only the United States, but the entire world. To learn more about the dangers of data breaches and how to keep your personal information safe, take a look at the infographic below:

The World's Largest Data Breaches

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