ITRC Breach Report Weekly Update

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ITRC Breach List
Update & Highlights
spacer.gifWeek of June 21, 2016
2016 Breaches up 20% over
2015 Figures
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As of June 21, the  total number of breaches captured in the 2016 ITRC Breach Report hit 489, an increase of 19.8 percent over last year's record pace for the same time period (408).  Of these, the CEO spearphishing breaches continue to represent nearly one-third of the total breaches reported.

The total number of breaches on the ITRC Breach List since 2005 now totals 6,300.

Year-over-year, breaches in the Education sector are up 70 percent over 2015 figures, followed by the Business sector up 36.7 percent, and the Medical /
Healthcare field up 18 percent.  The Government / Military sector continues to show a decline from last year's figures, down 6.7 percent, with the Banking / Financial / Credit category down some 65 percent.
With 35 breaches added over the past two weeks, the five industry sectors break down as follows (Data Breach Category Summary):
Business = 46.4 percent
Medical/Healthcare = 33.5 percent
Educational = 11.5 pecent

Government/Military = 5.7 percent
Banking/Credit/Financial = 2.9 percent
For more on what is going on in the world of breaches, visit the ITRC's blogs on Data Breaches

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