2023 was a rough year for data security. A quick look at the biggest hacks of this year reveals some very disturbing information and trends. There were many specific hacks and data breaches that malicious actors were able to accomplish. Cybercrime skyrocketed in 2023. The rise in cybercrime was fueled largely by the continued COVID-19 pandemic and the work-from-home measures taken by countless businesses. According to one report, cybercrime increased 600%.