Company insiders behind 1 in 4 data breaches – study


The admins among you will be unsurprised to discover that, more than a quarter of the time, data breaches across the world originated between the chair and the keyboard of organisation “insiders”. And no, we don’t mean they clicked on a dodgy link…

The latest edition of Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that 25 per cent of all attacks over the year were perpetrated by said insiders and were driven largely by financial gain, espionage and simple mistakes or misuse.

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Source: The Register