Life’s a Breach: Dissecting a Year of Devastating Data Breaches

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Several major data breaches thrust cybersecurity into the global spotlight in 2016. In the Asia-Pacific region, for example, cybercriminals stole 100 GB of government data from the Indian state of Kerala and made off with 300 GB of voter data in the Philippines. These are just two examples of high-profile data breaches that hit in 2016.

Leaked records include data such as credit cards, passwords and personal health information (PHI) that cybercriminals traditionally covet.

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