Internal employees account for 43 percent of data loss

September 21, 2015

Via: data-loss

Although a majority of data compromises come from external actors, including nation-state groups and cyber-crime gangs, account for 43 percent of , half of the time these leaks are accidental, a new from indicates.

Whether the threat comes from inside or outside a company can affect what data is at-, researchers found. Customer information, for example, is likely to be taken 34 percent of the time when outside actors break into databases. Comparatively, customer information is only affected 25 percent of the time when internal people are involved. Most of the time, insiders compromise employee information.

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