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Understanding the Ripple Effect: Large Enterprise Data Breaches Threaten Everyone

November 11, 2019

Big businesses are constantly under attack, and that affects everyone from customers and business partners to parties with national security interests.

When successful, the initial compromise is only a means to an end — the real goal is to mount follow-on attacks like spearphishing, extortion attempts and account takeover (ATO). And much to the chagrin of security experts, those attacks on household-name companies are growing. Last year saw more than 6,500 data breaches, exposing a staggering 5 billion compromised records, according to Risk Based Security.

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