Verizon Report: Breaches Soar by 180%, Human Error Dominates

May 3, 2024
Verizon Report: Breaches Soar by 180%, Human Error Dominates
  • Verizon's 2024 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals a 180% surge in breaches due to vulnerability exploitation.

  • Human error remains a dominant factor, responsible for 68% of data breaches.

  • Pure extortion attacks are on the rise, accounting for 9% of the breaches in the past year.

  • The report analyzed a historic high of 10,626 confirmed breaches in 94 countries, signaling a growing global challenge.

  • Organizations are slow to patch, with an average delay of 55 days to fix critical vulnerabilities.

  • Increased cybersecurity training for employees is crucial to address the human aspect of breaches.

  • Ransomware and stolen credentials continue to be significant methods used in cyber attacks.

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