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Cybersafe October 06, 2019

Statistics on Data Breaches

Last July 2019, beauty retailer Sephora became a victim of a major data breach – which affected its customers in the Philippines. While this is especially concerning for local make-up lovers whose stolen data included their names, email addresses, birthdates, encrypted passwords, and logs regarding their beauty preferences, it begs us to reconsider how many data breaches have occurred for 2019 alone. Here are some statistics on data breaches that should ring our alarms over cybersecurity:



This article is part of the Banker’s Association of the Philippines’ (BAP) #CyberSafe campaign, where the BAP aims to promote awareness in cybersecurity. The campaign will upload new posts tackling common web security questions and issues on Wednesdays and Sundays every week.


For more information about phishing and malware, please visit these links: Phishing 101 and Malware 101.