Leaked records up 566 percent to 4 billion in 2016: IBM Security (ZDNet)

ZDNet: ​Leaked records up 566 percent to 4 billion in 2016: IBM Security. “In 2016, more than 4 billion records were leaked worldwide, exceeding the combined total from the two previous years, according to a report from IBM Security. In its IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2017, Big Blue explained the leaked documents comprised the usual credit cards, passwords, and personal health information, but also noted a shift in cybercriminal strategies, finding a number of significant breaches were related to unstructured data such as email archives, business documents, intellectual property, and source code.”