Verizon: Hacking Remains Predominant Form of Cybercrime

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The Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report shows that hacking remains the predominant form of cyber-crime.

According to this eWeek article, “these two methods are popular because they allow attackers remote access, automation, and an easy getaway.”

In 2011, about 99% of all compromised data records were stolen during an incident that involved either hacking or malware, according to the report. Desktops, laptops, and point-of-sale terminals made up the bulk of compromised end-user devices.

 

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.