60% of data breaches target payment card data
IT security firm, Trustwave, have released their global security report for 2016 which includes key insights and recommendations based on analysis from Trustwave’s breach investigations, incident reports, vulnerability research, and telemetry from their products and services. Amongst the key insights is the fact that 60% of breaches targeted payment card data, with 31% targeting card track (magnetic stripe) data recorded at point-of-sale (POS) terminals and 29% targeting card data from e-commerce environments. Interestingly, 41% of breaches were detected by the victims themselves, an increase of 19% from 2014. Internal detection was significantly shown to lower the Median time between intrusion and detection, the median time being 15 days for internally detected breaches, compared to 168 days for breaches detected and reported by external parties.
Trustwave’s annual Global Security Report provides a detailed reference guide into the methods and preferred targets of today’s professional cyber criminal, with the latest attack and threat trends from one of the industry’s most influential security resources.
Information supplied courtesy of www.trustwave.com