According to Risk Based Security’s Q3 2019 Data Breach QuickView Report, the total number of breaches was up 33.3% compared to Q3 2018, with 5,183 breaches reported in the first nine months of 2019.
Breach activity in 2019
Breach activity in 2019 is living up to being “the worst year on record”. Although the total number of breaches is on track to break previous year records, the total number of records exposed has already surpassed the 2017 year end total. 7.9 billion records have already been exposed and we are on track to reach as high as 8.5 billion.