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Verizon Report: Top 9 Causes Of Data Breaches

Sarah Kuranda

8. Payment Card Skimmers

Payment card skimmers accounted for 3.1 percent of confirmed breaches and 0.1 percent of total incidents. Similar to previous years, the attacks primarily affected the retail and financial services industries. While detection times are improving, the report said attackers also are becoming more innovative, embracing technologies such as Bluetooth and mobile devices to connect to pinhole cameras, remote cameras and collect remote stripe data. The report said the October 2015 deadline for updating to chip-and-PIN systems should help, but poor implementations will still be vulnerable.

 
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