Data leaks surge almost 500% during pandemic


The problem mainly stems from misconfigured databases

Data leaks reached an all-time high, rising by 492% to a record 27 billion in the first half of 2020, according to data acquired by Atlas VPN.

There were a total of 2,037 publicly reported breaches in the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year. The number of leaked records through 30 June grew nearly sixfold from 4,7 billion to over 27 billion records.

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