OAIC releases Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report & 12-month Insights Report

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OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12 month insights report
OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12 month insights report

Today, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner #OAIC released their Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report for the 1st January 2019 through to the 31st March 2019, as well as their 12-month insights report.

Here’s a quick summary of the insights released:

There were 964 data breach notifications from the 1st of April through to the 31st of March.

There’s been a 712% increase in notifications since the introduction of the NDB scheme.

60% of breaches were malicious or criminal attacks

153 attacks were attributed to phishing.

35% of the breaches overall were attributed to human error, and specifically in the finance sector, 41% of data breaches were due to human error.


The Notifiable Data Breaches 12-month Insights Report can be downloaded from the OAIC website, along with the latest quarterly statistics report for January to March 2019.

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