Verizon Releases 2014 Data Breach Report
Verizon just recently released their 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report with a slew of interesting statistics. The reports states to two thirds of data breach attacks used stolen credentials at some point in the process. It makes sense, as an attacker with valid credentials does not need to compromise a system to gain access, they only need to log in.
The report also noted 92 percent of attacks in the past decade use one of nine different attack methods. The report pointed out that, contrary to current media attention from the Target breach, Point of Sale attacks have actually decreased in frequency.