21% Increase in Data Breaches in the First Half of 2014
395 data breaches have occurred that have been reported in the U.S. so far this year [By July 2014], a 21 percent increase over the same period last year.
In some of the cases, laptops or thumb drives containing information were stolen. And in many of the cases, the breaches were attributed to poor data security practices or simple errors that could have been avoided.
Source: CIO | The biggest data breaches of 2014 (so far), by Martyn Williams