Data breaches have been on the rise for a number of years, and sadly, 2022 has been littered with thefts of sensitive information. This year, they’ve affected companies and organizations of all shapes, sizes, and sectors, and they’re costing US businesses millions in damages.
The widely-covered T-mobile data breach that occurred last year, for instance, cost the company
$350 million in 2022 – and that’s just in customer pay outs. This puts more onus than ever on businesses secure their networks, ensure staff have strong passwords, and train employees to spot the telltale signs of phishing campaigns.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of significant, recent data breaches (and a couple of important data leaks) that have taken place between January 1, 2022 and today, dated to the day they were first reported in the media.