Information Leak Statistics

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Statistic Verification
Source: InfoWatch Registered Data Leaks
Date Verified: 4.28.2013
Information Leak Statistics
Leak Type 2009 2008 2007
Amount % Amount % Amount %
Intentional 375 51.0% 241 45.5% 154 29%
Accidental 320 43.5% 223 42.1% 376 71%
Unspecified 40 5.4% 66 12.5% n/a n/a
Type of Organization 2009 2008
Amount % Amount %
Commercial 454 61.8% 296 55.8%
Governmental 154 21.0% 104 19.6%
Educational / non-profit 98 13.3% 127 24.0%
Unspecified 29 3.9% 3 0.6%
Type of Confidential Data Leaked Incidents
Amount %
Personal data 660 89.8%
Commercial secrets, know-how 26 3.5%
State and military secrets 13 1.8%
Other confidential data 32 4.4%
Unspecified 4 0.5%
Leak Channel 2009 2008
Amount % Amount %
Mobile computers (notebooks, PDAs) 98 13.3 103 19.4
Mobile data carriers (flash drives, CD, DVD, etc) 34 4.6 30 5.7
Desktop computers, servers, HDD 107 14.6 40 7.5
Internet 134 18.2 112 21.1
Paper hardcopies 146 19.9 28 5.3
Archived media 54 7.3 17 3.2
Email 39 5.3 12 2.3
Other 53 7.2 15 2.8
Unspecified 70 9.5 173 32.6
Country Number of Leaks % Leaks Per 1 Million Population
UK 125 17.01% 2.074
USA 481 65.44% 1.641
Ireland 7 0.95% 1.167
New Zealand 5 0.68% 1.161
Canada 20 2.72% 0.615
Australia 11 1.50% 0.552
Czech Republic 3 0.41% 0.287
Sweden 2 0.27% 0.216
Russia 30 4.08% 0.209
Norway 1 0.14% 0.208
Singapore 1 0.14% 0.207
Slovakia 1 0.14% 0.186
Israel 1 0.14% 0.164
Japan 13 1.77% 0.102
Cuba 1 0.14% 0.087
Germany 5 0.68% 0.061
Netherlands 1 0.14% 0.061
Spain 2 0.27% 0.050
France 2 0.27% 0.033
Korea 1 0.14% 0.021
Philippines 1 0.14% 0.011
China 4 0.54% 0.003
India 2 0.27% 0.002
Worldwide leaks 5 0.68%
Unspecified country 9 1.22%
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Statistic Sources & References
Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: June 28, 2016

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