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Verizon Data Breach Report: Espionage, C-Suite and Cloud Attacks on the Rise

May 9, 2019

Corporate espionage is on the rise as a motivation for cyberattacks, with a full quarter of all network compromises associated with reconnaissance and data exfiltration in the last 12 months.

However, financially motivated attacks aren’t going anywhere; social-engineering attacks aimed at stealing funds still represented 12 percent of data-breach incidents, and most cyberattacks overall were motivated by financial gain.Verizon data breach report 2019

That’s according to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), released Wednesday, which analyzed more than 41,000 cybersecurity incidents and over 2,000 data breaches from 86 countries.

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