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.