Data Breach Investigations Report

 Verizon Business 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report (April 14 & 16, 2009)
According to Verizon Business 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report,the number of records compromised in the breaches it examined in the last year is greater than the totals of the four previous years combined.  Of those breaches detailed in the report, 90 percent have ties to organized crime rings.  Only one third of the incidents Verizon investigated were publicly disclosed.  Attacks now target personal identification numbers (PINs) along with other payment card account information.  Eighty seven percent of the security breaches occurred on systems that were not compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) at the time of the incident.
 Approximately 75 percent of the breaches investigated were launched from external sources.

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