Verizon has published its 2022 Data Breach Investigation Report, finding that ransomware rose by 13% last year (a greater increase than the previous five years combined).
According to the report, 82% of breaches involved the human element, which encompasses phishing, stolen credentials, misuse, or error. The researchers also found that supply chain breaches were behind 62% of intrusions last year. "There are four key paths leading to your estate," Verizon writes, and lists them: "Credentials, Phishing, Exploiting vulnerabilities, and Botnets. All four are pervasive in all areas of the DBIR, and no organization is safe without a plan to handle each of them." And while the rise in ransomware features prominently in the report, Verizon notes that "ransomware by itself is, at its core, simply a model of monetizing an organization's access."
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