• Statistically, Russian email addresses have been breached around 15 times.
  • According to gathered data, Surfshark claims it is the first-ever tool that displays the most affected countries by breaches.

According to a Surfshark report, 14.9 billion users have been breached since 2004; this includes data loss such as email addresses, passwords, and IP addresses.

Researchers are sure that the most breached countries in the last 18 years are the US (2.3 billion users), Russia (2.2 billion), China (987 million), followed by Germany (427 million), and France (395 million).

The most targeted accounts have been American and Russian, which make up 30% of the total breaches worldwide.

Meanwhile, Europe accounted for 29.6% of the total number of breaches across the world.

To put this in context, in Europe, a single person’s account details have been leaked around six times since 2004. This means that people in Europe are three times more likely to become victims of data leaks than the global population. However, not all countries fall under the same level of cyber risks.

Russia is the most targeted country in the world, accounting for five out of 10 data leaks that occur in Europe. The country also accounts for the highest breach rate per 100 inhabitants. Statistically, Russian email addresses have been breached around 15 times. This number is 7.8 times higher than the average globally (191 breached accounts per 100 people).

So far this year, Russia has the most significant number of breached users, which seems to be increasing.

After a lengthy pause, global data breaches are rising again. The study follows the counts of global breached users and gives monthly updates as well. However, in the present quarter, breaches have shot up and are 6.7% higher, with 324 accounts being hacked every 60 seconds.

The Data Breach World Map was developed in partnership with independent cybersecurity researchers to envision the scope and scale of data breaches worldwide.

According to VPN service provider Surfshark, it is the first-ever tool that displays the list of those countries most affected by breaches.

Users’ locations are identified by email or website domain name, country, city, coordinates, IP address, locality, currency, or phone number.