Out of all regions, Africa saw the greatest quarteroverquarter decrease a whopping 33 times, bringing its total of 18.6M leaked accounts in Q42022 down to 557.6K in Q12023.
Some of the biggest breaches by email count were Sberbank (Russia), with 2.9M accounts leaked, Weee (United States) with 1.1M, and Zurich Insurance (Switzerland) with 756.7K.
The ten most breached countries of Q12023, in descending order, are Russia, the U.S., Taiwan, France, Spain, India, Czechia, South Korea, and Italy.
The breach rate is 46 higher in 2023Q1 than it was in 2022Q4.
Global data from Surfsharks data breach statistics update (Q12023) records 41.6M leaked accounts, with Russia being 1st in the world (6.6M), followed by the U.S. (5M), Taiwan (3.9M), France (3.2M), and Spain (3.2M).
The three countries that saw the highest quarteroverquarter increase overall were all Asian Taiwan and Saudi Arabia both had around 20 times more leaked accounts in Q12023 than in Q42022, while South Korea saw its number increase 12 times.
An additional 13 of the accounts were North American (5.3M).