Social Media In The Frame As 4.5B Records Compromised In Six Months

Some 4.5 billion records were compromised in the first half of 2018, and social media incidents accounted for 56% of them…

As the Google+ social network prepares to close there are two numbers that stand out: the six months it took for Google to disclose the breach, and the 500,000 accounts that were potentially affected. Sadly, neither are particularly shocking to this greybeard security journalist; a statement that speaks volumes about just how ingrained into the fabric of the internet insecurity is. If you want some truly shocking numbers then how about the 4,553,172,708 records globally that have been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised in the first half of 2018 alone?

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