Half-Year Roundup: The Top Five Data Breaches of 2017 — So Far (SecurityIntelligence)


Data breaches aren’t slowing down. If anything, they’re set to break last year’s record pace. As noted by 24/7 Wall Street, the 758 breaches reported this year mark nearly a 30 percent increase from 2016. If cybercriminals keep it up, the total number of attacks could break 1,500 by the end of 2017.

Recent research by the Ponemon Institute found that companies have a 1-in-4 chance of experiencing a data breach. Still not convinced of the risks? Here’s a look at the top five data breaches (so far) this year.