Password Hacks, Security Breach Exposed 15B Records in 2019

February 20, 2020

Hikvision HikWire blog article Preventing Password Hacks and Security Breach

Hikvision on Preventing Password Hacks and Security Breach


Passwords hacks and security breaches led to an increase in exposed records in 2019 according to the Data Breach QuickView Report, covered in the Security magazine article, “More than 15.1 Billion Records Exposed in 2019.”

From the article: “The total number of records exposed in 2019 increased by 284 percent compared to 2018. In total, there were over 15.1 billion records exposed. There were 7,098 breaches reported in 2019, a one percent increase on 2018, though the gap is anticipated to grow throughout Q1 2020 as more 2019 incidents come to light …”

Other key report findings included:

  • Hacks exposed 15.1 billion records; Inadvertent data exposure compromised 13.5 billion records, according to the article.
  • Technology providers reported the highest number of security breaches, followed by the healthcare sector.
  • Less than one percent of passwords were found to follow basic security recommendations. 

Click here to read the whole article.

For more about hacks and breach, view this Hikvision article: “Canadian Security Magazine Offers Insights to Prevent Password Hack and Security Breach.”

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