Over 245 million records were compromised in the first half of 2015, according to the just released Gemalto findings of the Breach Level Index.

If  compared to the first half of 2014, data breaches increased by 10% while the number of compromised data records declined by 41% during the first six months of this year. .

This inforgraphic below gives a summary of the data breaches in the first six months of 2015, and in what category they fall.

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