The year 2012 has been a massive hit in the gloomy world of the Grinch – the number of successful data breach attempts have skyrocketed this year, making it a more festive one for the evil Grinch. According to the Data Breach Investigations Report 2012, 885 incidents have been reported this year with a total of over a million records compromised. The sharp increase in data theft incidents has left your data insecure and vulnerable, especially if your security tools are not upgraded. This time around it is more difficult to defeat the Grinch, as he is not alone in his mission. His accomplices – the miscreants of the tech world – are spread everywhere to find vulnerabilities in users’ technical devices, so that they can accomplish their mission by infiltrating the system and creating havoc with their stealthy tools. The miscreants are armed with efficient tools and an evil strategy to accomplish their evil plans – and guess what; they have been pretty successful at it. Although their methodology is quite simple; but their tools are equally malicious to destroy your device, consisting of malware, spyware, keylogger and other harmful tools. The only way you can keep yourself protected is through sophisticated tools and upgraded security software. Therefore, this is highly advised that you should add data protection in your list of priorities for the coming year and keep up a vigilant attitude, so that you can keep your data safe and away from misuse. A pictorial representation of Data Breach Investigations Reports 2012 has been given for your understanding.