1Cyber-Attacks Continue to Be Financially Motivated, Verizon Finds
Over the last 10 years, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has provided a highly detailed data set on security breaches. The 2017 edition of the report, which was released on April 27, analyzed a filtered data set of 42,068 security incidents across multiple industries around the world. Of those security incidents, 1,935 were confirmed to be breaches, 73 percent of which were financially motivated. The type of attacks used as well as the reason for attack varied depending on the specific industry vertical. An interesting trend that Verizon observed is that internal resources are increasingly getting credit for discovering breaches. Verizon also found that 75 percent of all the breaches analyzed were perpetrated by outsiders. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
242,068 Security Incidents Analyzed
3Security Incidents Vary by Vertical
4Most Breaches Are From the Outside
5Internal Resources Are Finding Breaches
6Hacking Is a Leading Breach Cause
7Ransomware Attacks Growing
8Most Malware Is Delivered via Email
Two-thirds of malware in 2016 was installed on victims’ systems by way of malicious email attachments. Verizon also reported that 73 percent of breaches were financially motivated.