Company Data Breaches: Over 340 million accounts compromised in four months

Exclusive new research by the Independent Advisor shows that over 340 million people have been affected by business data breaches already in the first four months of 2023. The biggest breach to have happened this year is Twitter at the start of the year, impacting 235 million user accounts. The figures come from a new Company Data Breach Tracker launched by the Independent…

Security watchdog the ICO is currently looking at 277 "data breaches" in the UK


At the moment it’s all about banking crisis and how shares aren’t even worth wasting a match on burning the certificates, but cast you minds back a year or so ago. Back when there was only one issue on our minds – data privacy.

Since the numerous high-profile cases of last year, when the government couldn’t stop leaving discs, laptops and USB drives all over the place, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has received 277 new complaints and warnings about people’s personal data possibly being held in insecure fashions.

The NHS is the biggest culprit, with 75 outstanding cases of possible embarrassing fact-disclosure currently on the books of the ICO…