Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report has just been published – providing comprehensive, data-driven insights into what’s happening in cybercrime.
The report combines information on data breaches and security incidents from 73 contributors around the world, to give a unique overview of the threat landscape, and current cybercrime trends.
Key findings from this year’s report are as follows:
· C-level executives are increasingly and proactively being targeted by social breaches – correlating to a rise of social-engineering attacks with financial motivation.
· The compromise of web-based email accounts using stolen credentials (98 percent) is rising – seen in 60 percent of attacks involving hacking a web application.
· One quarter of all data breaches is still associated with espionage.
· Ransomware attacks are still strong, accounting for 24 percent of the malware incidents analyzed and ranking #2 in most-used malware varieties.
Read the full report here: