A recently released report from Verizon, a trusted publisher in the security industry, shows an alarming number of breaches when it comes to data security. The report identifies no less than 40.000 incidents that have accrued in no less than 84 countries. The report clearly indicates what type of industries that are exposed and what types of attacks that are conducted.
As expected industries with human interaction such as the public sector, healthcare and the financial sector were the most likely targets for cyberattacks. You can read the full report online.
It is no surprise that ransomware is one of the biggest security threats and is currently placed on a 5th place. The sheer amount of attacks and the many different type of attacks is making it hard for the security industry to combat Ransomware effectively. The industry as a whole is however working hard to provide protection against these devastating attacks.
In the aftermath of the massive amount of Ransomware attacks experts have seen a huge surge in phishing, which are often used to install malware. Currently it is estimated that roughly 50% of all cyberattacks is caused by phishing on way or the other. Phishing is only possible if users are not careful when accepting prompts to enter personal data, passwords etc. In most cases, human errors are the reason hackers gain access to a system.
If you would like to know more about phishing you can read our in depth article here.
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