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[ISN] New Verizon Breach Data Shows Outside Threat Dominated 2011
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
Feb 28, 2012
RSA CONFERENCE 2012 -- San Francisco, Calif. -- More than 85 percent of
the data breach incident response cases investigated by Verizon Business
last year originated from a hack, and more than 90 percent of them came
from the outside rather than via a malicious insider or business
Verizon today published a snapshot of data from its upcoming 2012 Data
Breach Investigations Report, using data from its own caseload of some
90 of its 855 breach cases for last year.
"This is the first year that we worked more cases outside the U.S. than
inside. That ratio has been building and it makes the case that this is
not a U.S.-specific problem. All regions are having data breaches," says
Wade Baker, director of research and intelligence at Verizon Enterprise
At the top of the list of compromised industries again was retail,
financial services, and hospitality. And a big factor in this year's
cases was the rise in hacktivist-based attacks, according to Baker.
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