Recent Data Hacks that Shook the World

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(Last Updated On: October 14, 2016)

“The recent breaches in security have become news headlines in the recent years — a sign that cyberattacks continue to increase in size and sophistication.

In this fast-paced world of the “Internet of Things”, devices can now send and receive data on a daily basis without human interference — thus, increasing the risks of a cybersecurity breach.

Being a victim of cyber criminals can cost you a LOT of money because research shows that the average cost of a data breach amounts to $3.8 million — a huge sum that could be saved if proper cybersecurity measures are incorporated.

Cybersecurity is still not included in the technological strategies of many national and industrial technologies — this is according to the recent Global Cybersecurity Index. Reports state that 9 out of 10 UK organisations are insecure about their data protection and feel susceptible to data threats. In the previous year, UK businesses lost over £1 Billion to cyberattacks.

Businesses and governments have also fallen prey to hackers recently and the past years were a myriad of shocking data breaches. Here’s an infographic from Turrem data, a reputable security distributor for digital and physical data, to give you an overview of the recent data hacks across the globe.

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