IT | Security

A Decade of Data Breaches

By: Absolute Team | 7/23/2013

Data Breaches have evolved in the past 10 years. It's hard to imagine that just 10 years ago, data breaches were just emerging as a threat to businesses. Fast forward 10 years and data breaches are one of the top threats affecting businesses, with the form of data breach constantly evolving as more data is stored, transported and accessed.

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To put the evolution of data breaches into perspective, ID Experts created an infographic compiling data breach information and knowledge of its transformation in the past 10 years. An excerpt of the infographic is shown below, with the full image available here.

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