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Global data breach identity theft causes 2016

Leading causes of data breaches worldwide in 2016, by share of identities exposed

Global data breach identity theft causes 2016 The statistic presents the leading causes of data breaches worldwide in 2016, sorted by share of identities exposed. In the most recently reported period, theft of data accounted for 91.6 percent of data breaches that resulted in stolen identities.
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Leading causes of data breaches worldwide in 2016, by share of identities exposed

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The statistic presents the leading causes of data breaches worldwide in 2016, sorted by share of identities exposed. In the most recently reported period, theft of data accounted for 91.6 percent of data breaches that resulted in stolen identities.
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Release date
April 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
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