Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2014 Details Attack Patterns
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Although Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which came out this week, includes lots of specific data points, one of the key observations is that attacks vary based on specific industry sectors.
Overall, the 2014 DBIR received data from 63,437 security incidents of which 1,367 were confirmed data breaches.
Verizon senior analyst and DBIR co-author Jay Jacobs explained to eWEEK that overall there are nine basic attack patterns that vary across industries. Those nine attack patterns include point-of-sale (POS) intrusions, Web application attacks, insider misuse, theft and loss, miscellaneous errors, crimeware, payment-card skimmers, denial-of-service attacks and cyber-espionage.