Verizon: Most Breaches Trace to Phishing, Social Engineering

Ninety percent of data breaches seen by Verizon’s data breach investigation team have a phishing or social engineering component to them. Not coincidentally, one of the hottest commodities on underground or dark web marketplaces are credentials, which attackers can use to log into enterprises and make it appear that they’re legitimate users.

“Because organizations don’t have multifactor [authentication] rolled out, it makes it trivial to get in,” says Chris Novak, director of global investigative response for Verizon, in a discussion about the company’s latest Data Breach Digest, a companion report to the company’s annual Data Breach Investigations report (see Verizon’s Latest Breach Report: Same Attacks, More Damage).

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