Unfortunately we have some bad news for gadget constant users and internet addicts. Cyber attacks multiply as revealed in a report that ended an investigation on data breach of 2015. Cyber security developers are making their best efforts to improve the quality of the security and reduce the number of data breaches but the cyber attacks continue to grow in number, on the background of a never seen before growing interest in all kinds of electronic devices and, more recently, wearable gadgets. All connected to the internet.
Even if mobile malware does not represent such an imminent danger, as a report by Verizon has highlighted, phishing still causes a great deal of casualties. It seems like, even if it is anno domini 2015, people are still willing to give away their personal information to any text message or advert on the internet.
It is pretty discouraging, thinking that the human race is starting to rely more and more on this kind of devices and as this process accelerates, more and more of our personal data is stocked somewhere in the virtual world, waiting for cyber thieves to get their hands on them. And thinking phishing and other kinds of silly, well known, easily recognizable cyber attacks still have success is also discouraging. But a report by Verizon, which was elaborated after a data breach investigation in 2015, has revealed the fact that, while major cyber attacks are indeed growing and becoming more sophisticated, the other ones, which aim at your casual bank account, are staying the same, and become more easily recognizable by the cyber security systems. That if you are not in position to cyber secure yourself, which may result in texting back your personal info to copy of a bank telephone number.
The study released by Verizon is called 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR). The report gathered information from over 2,100 cases of data breach and from approximately 80,000 cases of cyber incidents. Verizon`s purpose was to determine how the face of cyber attacks and data breaches looks like these days.
“We hear a lot of doom and gloom about how capable these actors are and how successful they are. But when we look at the statistics of who did what to whom and how they get in, a lot of that actually clears up.”
said Stephen Brannon, talking on behalf of the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center.
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