A common refrain in cybersecurity circles is that data breaches could be on the increase.
This is, after all, the reason for the increased focus on cyber attacks.
However, a recent report by the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab suggests that the rate of data breaches has increased in recent years.
The company’s report, titled Data Leak Trends for 2018: What You Need to Know, found that data theft in 2018 surpassed all other types of data loss.
The number of data-loss incidents has grown by 1,400 percent since 2016, and is expected to grow by 2,000 percent in 2019.
Kaspersky’s data was compiled using publicly available data sources.
While the company did not disclose specific numbers, it did state that there has been an increase in the amount of data that has been stolen from organizations over the past two years.
Data theft is when a person or organization files false or misleading information in an attempt to gain access to data.
This type of theft is illegal under U.S. law and it can result in a fine or imprisonment.
However in 2018, the federal government imposed a $100 million fine against a Russian firm for cyber attacks against the U.N. and U.K.
The number of cybersecurity incidents in 2018 rose from 7,200 to 16,800.
The majority of the increase occurred in the first six months of the year.
The biggest increases were recorded in Russia, China and the United States, where the number of breaches jumped from 1,500 to 7,600.
The most common types of cybersecurity breaches in 2018 included:Data breaches in 2019, which is due in February, were the result of data breach incidents.
Kasperski notes that a total of 2,500 cybersecurity breaches occurred in 2019 across all sectors, including financial services, IT, health, financial services and other organizations.
In 2019, there were also 3,200 cyber-attacks against banks, which resulted in the loss of around $1 billion.