In the 2021 Data Breach QuickView report from Risk Based Security, Inga Goddijn, Executive Vice President of Risk Based Security and Ashley Allocca, Cybersecurity Intelligence Analyst of Flashpoint, examine breach activity from several different perspectives, including the types of data that were targeted, who was compromised, and the impact of these events.

All of the statistics and findings were derived from breaches first reported in 2021 and for the first time features intelligence from Flashpoint on trends in data theft and malware within illicit communities. Some notable findings include:

  • 4,145 publicly disclosed breaches, exposing over 22 billion records.

  • 10% increase in the number of breaches reported in the U.S.

  • Financial services and software providers were the top two most breached industries.

To learn more, view the full report below.

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