Excerpt from The Daily Dot
Written by John-Michael Bond
From Bitcoin robberies to LinkedIn email and password leaks, data has been breached left and right in 2016.
It’s easy for them all to get lost in the shuffle, desensitizing us to the sheer number of instances wherein personal information was stolen or improperly protected this year. Thankfully the IT Governance Blog, an internet watchdog site dealing with cybersecurity, has compiled all of the data breaches of the year to get a rough, optimistic number of how many records were leaked in 2016. Their number is a very reasonable, not-at-all-terrifying 1.6 billion records.