Digital security firm Gemalto found that data breaches have increased 15 percent in the first half of 2016, compared to the previous six months, according to its latest Breach Level Index study. The U.S. leads the world in the highest number of breaches with 728 occurring every second. The UK was cited as having the second highest volume, with an average of only 61. Additionally, the global healthcare sector was the most sought after, accounting for 27 percent of all breaches. While the healthcare sector was only responsible for five percent of total compromised records, governments lost the majority – 57 percent – of all compromised records.

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