When news broke in December of a massive data breach at Yahoo, it was met with a collective “This, again? Didn’t they just report a breach?” The company had, in fact, reported a record-breaking breach of 500 million user accounts three months earlier, but it was dwarfed by the December breach, which impacted over 1 billion records.

That pair of record breaking breaches was a fitting way to cap off a year marked by massive data breaches. As security intelligence provider Risk Based Security (RBS) points out in its newly-released 2016 Data Breach Trends report, “six 2016 breaches have taken their place on the Top 10 List of All Time Largest Breaches.”

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Top data breach trends in 2016 — Phishing, skimming rise; hacking holds ground