2019 Data Breach Statistics in the US
- Since 2013, nearly 10 billion data records have been lost or stolen. Only 4% of those were deemed "secure breaches", meaning the stolen data was unusable due to security measures.
- 2017 was the biggest year in history (thus far) regarding data breaches. More than 7 million records were lost or stolen every day that year.
- 86% of the world's reported data breaches in 2017 took place in the US.
- The average cost of a data breach in the US is $7.34 million.
10 Largest Data Breaches in History
- Yahoo! (2014): 3 billion user accounts
- Adult Friend Finder (2016): 412 million user accounts
- eBay (2014): 145 million user accounts compromised
- Equifax (2017): 143 million people's social security numbers, driver's licenses, addresses and credit cards were exposed
- Heartland Payment Systems (2008): 134 million credit cards exposed
- Target (2013): Credit card info and contact info of 110 million customers compromised
- TJX Companies (2006): 94 million credit cards stolen
- Uber (2016): Personal info of 57 million users and 600,000 drivers exposed
- JP Morgan Chase (2014): 76 million households and 7 million small businesses had their personal info stolen
- Sony's Playstation Network (2011): 77 million PSN users had their account details stolen/compromised