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Report reveals a surprising drop in the number of data breaches.

The number of reported data breaches shrank noticeably in the first quarter of 2018, and the run-up in cryptocurrency prices could have been a factor, according to a new study from vulnerability analysis and intelligence firm Risk Based Security.

The company said 686 data breaches exposing about 1.4 billion records were reported in the first quarter of 2018, compared to more than 1,400 incidents exposing about 3.4 billion records in the first quarter of 2017. A little more than one in 10 (11.5%) of incidents occurred in the finance and insurance sector.

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