Stolen data has a wider reach and moves more quickly
- Breach data received over 13,200 views in 2021 vs. 1,100 views in 2015 — a 1,100% increase.
- In 2015, it took 12 days to reach 1,100 link views — in 2021, it took less than 24 hours to surpass that milestone.
- Breach data was downloaded from entities across 5 different continents.
“We expect that the increasing volume of data breaches as well as more avenues for cybercriminals to monetize exfiltrated data has led to this increased interest and activity surrounding stolen data on the dark web,” said Mike Schuricht, leader of the Bitglass Threat Research Group.