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Billions of Records Already Have Been Hacked

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More data records have been compromised in 2020 alone than in the past 15 years combined, in what is described as a mounting "data breach crisis" in the latest study from analysis firm Canalys.

Over the past 12 months, 31 billion data records have been compromised, found Canalys. This is up 171 percent from the previous year, and constitutes well over half of the 55 billion data records that have been compromised in total since 2005.

Cases of ransomware – a specific type of attack that encrypts servers and data to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid – have been on the rise, with the number of reported incidents up 60 percent compared to 2019.

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