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6 oversights that enable data breaches

January 12, 2023

Personal employee or customer data accounted for nearly 45% of all data stolen between July 2021 and June 2022, while companies’ source code and proprietary information accounted for a further 6.7% and 5.6% respectively, according to Imperva.

More positively, the research found that theft of credit card information and password details dropped by 64% compared to 2021.

“It’s very encouraging to see such a decline in stolen credit card data and passwords. It suggests that more organizations are using basic security tactics such as Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), which makes it much harder for outside cyber attackers to gain the access required to breach data,” says Terry Ray, SVP and Field CTO at Imperva.

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