Fewer Records Breaches in 2017, But More Ransomware

IBM just released its annual X-Force Report, which found fewer Records were Breached In 2017. Last year, more than 2.9 billion records were reported breached, down from 4 billion disclosed in 2016. The bad news is, however, is that cybercriminals Focused On Ransomware And outright Destructive Attacks. The report also notes that human error was responsible for two-thirds of compromised records, including a “historic” 424% jump in misconfigured cloud infrastructure.

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