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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2162 Security? What security? Four million data records are stolen or lost every day
Nearly 1.4 billion data records were stolen by hackers or lost during 2016 - almost double the number which were comprised the previous year and indicating the ever growing threat posed not only by cyberattackers but accidental data breaches and malicious insiders.

Identifiable personal information including names, email addresses, passwords, dates of birth, IP addresses and even biometric data was stolen from or lost by organisations and websites throughout 2016.

The total of 1,378,509, 261 billion data records being lost or stolen is almost double that of 2015, according to figures published in Gemalto's Breach Level Index Report for 2016. The report is based on analysis of 1,792 data breaches across the year, which saw the equivalent of 3,776, 738 data records compromised every single day. According to the company more than seven billion data records have been exposed since 2013.
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#2167 Microsoft quietly patched Windows 0day used in attacks by Zirconium group
#2166 PyCL ransomware delivered via RIG EK in distribution test
#2165 One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot
#2164 Potent LastPass exploit underscores the dark side of password managers
#2163 Humbled malware author leaks his own source code to regain community's trust
#2162 Security? What security? Four million data records are stolen or lost every day
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