ITWeb – Social media becomes biggest data breach threat

itwebSocial media incidents accounted for over 56% of the 4.5 billion  records compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018.

This is according to Gemalto’s latest Breach Level Index, a global  of public data breaches.

“Obviously, this year social media has been the top industry and threat vector for the compromise of personal data, a trend we can expect to continue, with more and more sectors leveraging these platforms to reach key audiences, especially political teams gearing up for major elections,” says Jason Hart, VP and CTO for data protection at Gemalto.

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