. https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/88893-ibm-x-force-report-fewer-records-breached-in-2017

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IBM X-FORCE REPORT: FEWER RECORDS BREACHED IN 2017
The 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index has found the number of records breached dropped nearly 25 percent in 2017, as cybercriminals shifted their focus on launching ransomware and destructive attacks that lock or destruct data unless the victim pays a ransom. Last year, more than 2.9 billion records were reported breached, down from 4 billion disclosed in 2016. While the number of records breached was still significant, ransomware reigned in 2017 as attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya, and Bad Rabbit caused chaos across industries without contributing to the total number of compromised records reported. READ MORE