Verizon Data Breach Report: 10 Most Common Security Incidents Of The Past 10 Years

Inside The 2014 Verizon Data Breach Report

Verizon's annual data breach investigations report has become the go-to document used by the security industry to identify attack patterns, hacking techniques and common missteps in security measures designed to prevent data leakage and theft. In addition to the 1,367 confirmed data breaches analyzed by the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, researchers added analysis of more than 63,000 security incidents to reveal the most common attacks. Verizon uncovered actions by cybercriminals, their techniques and the data they are targeting to identify distinct classification patterns. These 10 most common security incidents describe nine distinct patterns that reflect 92 percent of the more than 100,000 security incidents collected over a 10-year period, Verizon said.

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