7.9 Billion records were exposed in 2019

January 22, 2020
By shareef

According to a Risk Based report, Data Breach QuickView Report 2019 Q3 trends, compared to Q3 2018, the total number of breaches was up 33.3 percent and the total number of records exposed more than doubled, up 112 percent.

Hacking remains the top breach type for number of incidents while the Internet has exposed the most records this year. By NAICS economic sector, medical services, retailers and public entities experienced the most breaches, but when all business related sectors are combined, general business remains the most breached organization type.

Number of breaches per economic sector:

  1. Healthcare – 343
  2. Retail – 307
  3. Public Administration – 264
  4. Finance & Insurance – 263
  5. Information – 234
  6. Education – 169
  7. Professional/Scientific – 160
  8. Manufacturing – 131
  9. Other Services – 60
  10. Admin & Support – 41
  11. Transport & Storage – 34
  12. Mining/Extraction – 32
  13. Real Estate – 31
  14. Hospitality – 27
  15. Arts & Recreation – 23
  16. Wholesale – 23
  17. Utilities – 13
  18. Holding Companies – 12
  19. Construction – 10
  20. Agriculture – 1

Taking a step back to look at breached organizations from another perspective, the Business sector still accounts for 66 percent of breaches, Medical 14 percent, Government 12 percent and Education 8 percent.

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