Since 2013, Gemalto’s Breach Level Index (BLI) has been used to track data breaches and measure their severity based on multiple dimensions, including number of records compromised, types of data, breach sources, how data was used and whether it was encrypted. The findings are released annually and each year seems to have unique trends. For instance, 2015 attacks focused on well-known consumer websites and shed light on the need for stronger security as the Internet of Things began to take off.
2016 was no exception.
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