Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Summary

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The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Summary highlights key information related to social engineering. Now in its ninth year of publication, the “Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report” analyzes more than 2,260 confirmed data breaches and more than 100,000 reported security incidents in this year’s report – the highest since the report’s inception in 2008:

  • 30% of phishing messages were opened – up from 23% in the 2015 report.
  • 89% of all attacks involve financial or espionage motivations.
  • 63% of confirmed data breaches involve using weak, default or stolen passwords.
  • 95% of breaches fall into nine patterns.
  • 86% of security incidents fall into nine patterns.
  • Ransomware attacks increased by 16% over 2015 findings.
  • Web application attacks climbed to the #1 spot for data breaches, up 33% over prior year.
  • If stolen devices are encrypted, it’s much harder for attackers to access the data.
  • Ransomware attacks increased by 16% over 2015 findings.
  • In 2015, there were 38% more security incidents detected than in 2014.
Click here for the full Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report

Findings from the “Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report” include the following:

  • As much as 70% of cyberattacks use a combination of phishing and hacking techniques.
  • The top 3 industries affected by data breaches are Public, Information & Financial Services Phishing has been on the rise since 2011.
  • Phishing campaigns have evolved in recent years to incorporate installation of malware as the second stage of the attack.
  • 23% of recipients now open phishing messages and 11% click on attachments.
  • For 2 years, more than two-thirds of incidents that comprise the Cyber-Espionage pattern have featured phishing.
  • Nearly 50% open e-mails and click on phishing links within the first hour.
  • The reality is that you don’t have time on your side when it comes to detecting and reacting to phishing events.
Click here for the full Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report
Posted by PhishingBox on 04/30/2013
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