Web applications are targeted with availability attacks as well as leveraged for access to cloudbased organizational email accounts.
1,094 Incidents, 155 with confirmed data disclosure
Top 3 Partners
Miscellaneous Errors, Web Applications, and Cyber- Espionage
represent 83% of breaches within Information
External (56%), Internal (44%), Partner (2%) (breaches)
Financial (67%), Espionage (29%) (breaches)
Personal (47%), Credentials (34%), Secrets (22%) (breaches)
The Information Society
The Information industry is a veritable pantechnicon (look it up) that is chock-full of organizations that have to do with the creation, transmission and storing of information. One might think that with so wide an array of victims, the attacks would be all over the place, but, in fact, it is our duty to inform you that much of what we saw in this category for the 2019 report mirrors last year’s results. As was the case in 2018, most of the incidents in this industry consists of DoS attacks (63%). In fact, it is perhaps fitting that this industry covers both TV and motion pictures, since it is in many ways a rerun of last year’s programming when viewed from an incident point of view.
With regard to confirmed data disclosure, two of the top three patterns remain the same as last year (albeit in a different order) and we have one newcomer. In order of frequency, the patterns are Miscellaneous Errors (42%), Web App attacks (29%) and Cyber-Espionage (13%). Let’s take a quick look at the most common errors below.