World's Largest Data Leaks and Hacker Attacks

On the website founded by David McCandless, author of two best-selling books on infographics, you can find a great number of data visualizations. They are all based on real numbers, constantly updated and improved. The data visualizations are interactive and the information is well presented

We recommend visiting the website, especially the section about the world's largest data leaks and hacker attacks. The visualization shows the dynamics of changes over the last 18 years.

While watching these beautiful visuals, it is worth remembering that human error is responsible for over 80% of these events. Despite the rapid development of anti-cyber threat technology, it is evident that the situation is getting worse. Conclusion? Technology will never (and certainly not in the coming years) be able to prevent the human mistakes, as people remain the most frequent targets of cyberattacks. Fortunately, we have a solution for this.

The interactive visualization is available at: https://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/worlds-biggest-data-breaches-hacks/