Security Breach Report Summarizes Concerns & Vulnerabilities from 2020
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A report summarizing 2020 security breach and related concerns has been released and was covered in the SecurityInfoWatch.com article, “Risk Based Security releases its Year-End 2020 Data Breach Report.”
The research was conducted by risk assessment provider Risk Based Security and covers security breaches during the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. The report found that the total number of data breaches was lower in 2020 when compared with the prior year, however the total number of records compromised grew by 141 percent.
“The rise of ransomware coupled with the particularly pernicious practice of leaking data stolen during the attack has been a leading theme of the year . There were few signs that ransomware would explode into a preferred method for monetizing attacks and while the coverage of breach events has picked up once again, the changing tactics means less information about events is being disclosed. It is anyone’s guess where 2021 might take us,” said EVP Inga Goddijn at Risk Based Security, in the article.
Other report findings included:
- More than 3,900 breaches were publicly reported for the 2020 report, equaling a 48 percent reduction in total breach events when compared with 2019.
- Breaches that involved ransomware (a type of malware) grew by 100 percent year-over-year.
- The healthcare industry reported the highest number of breaches at 12.3 percent.
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