Verizon report: Ransomware top malware threat of 2017, moving into critical systems

Verizon released its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) this morning, the massive, in-depth analysis of last year’s security breaches, based on 53,000 security incidents from 67 contributing organizations around the world, including security researchers and law enforcement agencies.

The most common types of attacks that resulted in breaches involved the use of stolen credentials, followed by RAM scraper malware, then phishing, and then privilege abuse. However, an attack doesn’t have to result in a data breach in order to do damage to a company.

Read full article at CSO.