Doug Bedell — December 18, 2019, 10:37 am

2019 Was a Record Year for Security Hacking on the Web

It’s been an unrelentingly seedy year on the Internet in terms of the total number of security breaches of resident websites, the DarkReading blog advises.

“Over 7.9 billion (with a “b”) data records were exposed in the first nine months of this year alone from a total of 5,183 breaches, according to Risk Based Security Compared to the same period last year, the total number of breaches in 2019 is higher by over 33%. Six breaches exposed over 100 million records, with hacking being the top reason for most compromises.”

The Web continues to be a minefield of hazards for computer users, with the number of hackers growing. Take care of your own desktop entry point – your computer – as you journey across a fabulous hoard of information sources.

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