Research shows a 93% rise in the exposure of information through online data leakage attacks in 2020 (Imperva). This unprecedented increase happened at a time when more organisations relied on IT systems and security than ever before.
Researchers found that 883,865 data leaks were reported at the start of last year. By December 2020, the number had rocketed to 1.7 million. Imperva states that this figure continues to grow. In the healthcare industry alone, the single-day peak for data leakage attacks in early January 2021 – 9,008 – is higher than any day in 2020.