In 2019, the number of data breaches in the United States amounted to 1,473 with over 164.68 million sensitive records exposed. In the first half of 2020, there were 540 reported data breaches. Data breaches have gained attention with the increasing use of digital files and companies and users large reliance on digital data.What is a database breach?
A data breach occurs when an unauthorized hacker or attacker accesses a secure database or repository. Data breaches are typically geared toward logical or digital data and often conducted over the Internet or a network connection. A data breach may result in data loss, including financial, personal and health information.What is cyber data breach?
An intentional data breach occurs when a cyberattacker hacks into an individual’s or company’s system for the purpose of accessing proprietary and personal information. Cyber hackers use a variety of ways to get into a system.