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Global Data Leakage Report, 2016

Global Data Leakage
Report, 2016

Number of registered data leaks, 2016:

In 2016, InfoWatch Analytical Center
registered 1556 confidential data leaks,
which is 3.4% more than in 2015.

Leaks by attack vector:

In 2016, we registered 540
leaks by external intruders and
873 by internal offenders

Leaks by source:

Leaks by data type:

Personal data and payment details accounted for similar
shares in the leakage breakdown by information type
as in the previous years 93%

Incidents by nature:

In 2016, the share of leaks followed by data fraud
(bank fraud) went down by 3.3 p. p. to 7%.

Leak by channels:

Accidental and intentional leaks:

Leak breakdown by organization type
has not changed dramatically since 2015

The share of malicious personal data leaks in the total number of personal data leaks by industry:

In 2016, retail and transportation companies once again were the most attractive. However, this year they were joined by the finance sector. More than a half of the leaks compromising personal data were of malicious nature in the above industries.

More than a half of the leaks compromising personal data were of malicious nature in the above industries :

The largest number of registered leaks came from
the healthcare sector 25.8%,
while the smallest share is
attributed to the
manufacturing and
transportation sectors 3.9%.

High-tech companies, especially large online
services and web stores,
accounted for 73.6% of all
data records compromised
in 2016, leaving 11.9% to
retailers, hotels, and
restaurants and 9.9% to
government and municipal
authorities.

Leaks by country:

In terms of geography, the US traditionally ranked first with 838
leakage incidents or 57% of the total volume of leaks in 2016. Russia
has retained the second position with 213 leaks, almost twice as
many as in 2015.