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3.6 Billion Records Exposed in Data Breaches Until the End September 2018

During the first nine months of 2018, roughly3.6 billion records were exposed in 3,676 security breaches according toRisk Based Security's2018 Q3 Data Breach QuickView Report.

"Compared to the same point in 2017, the number of reported breaches is down 8% and the number of exposed records is down approximately 49% from 7 billion," says the report.

Moreover, out of the almost 4,000 breaches reported until the end of September 2018, seven incidents accounted for no less than 100 million records being stolen or accessed by bad actors.

When it comes to the most prevalent breach types, hacking incidents were responsible for the highest number of breach events, with hackers being accountable for 57.1% of reported breaches.

Also,according to Risk Based Security, "Fraud remains in the top spot for the breach type compromising the most records, accounting for 35.7% of exposed records."

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