The tally of records breached in 2016 (through November) globally was over 2.1 billion, according to IT Governance. With the announcement yesterday of Yahoo’s  breach of another 1 billion records, that tally is now up to 3.1 billion.

The final tally will be higher, to be sure, and analysts are predicting that the data breach problem will only get worse in 2017. We will update the final tally after the new year, despite the depressing results.