12 Massive Data Breaches in 2022 That Could Have Been Avoided
We’ve come a long way on the technology front, with the IoT gadgets permeating every aspect of our lives. Despite all these advancements, cybercrime continues to pose a huge threat to the world’s population. The number of data breaches in 2022 increased in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 2021, with cyber attacks accounting for 92% of all breaches.
Looking at the stats, the second quarter of this year alone saw about 52 million data breaches. IBM recently disclosed that the average cost of a single data breach to a company is a startling $4.35 million. The healthcare business was also the most severely affected by data breaches, with a single occurrence costing over $10 million. As we close out 2022, here are the top 12 data breaches that could have been avoided.