Ransomware, Phishing, and Pretexting in the Annual Verizon Databreach Report

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Did you know, 43% of breaches result from social engineering attacks? What’s more, according to a recent Verizon investigation, phishing emails account for 98% of all social engineering related incidents and breaches.

Ransomware and phishing attacks have garnered a great deal of recent attention in the cybersecurity community. As the Verizon Databreach Report has long warned, ransomware is the most common type of malware carried by phishing attacks. It’s used in 56% of such incidents.

Ransomware is very effective for criminals. It exposes them to relatively little risk. But even as ransomware surges in criminal use and popularity, there are signs that businesses and local governments aren’t investing in appropriate security against it.

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