Originally released in English back in March, the 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report provides a look into some of the best data available on attack trends, and is compiled based on the analysis of more than 850 breaches, and includes data from five law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, the Dutch High Tech Crime Unit, the Irish Reporting and Information Service, the Australian Federal Police and the London Metropolitan Police.
For the first time, Verizon has made the full report available in seven languages, adding six new translations to the previously released English version. The 2012 Data Breach Investigations Breach Report is now available in the following six additional languages:
"Our goal is to increase the awareness of cybercrime across the globe,” said Wade Baker, Verizon's director of risk intelligence. “The more people we can touch through our computer forensics work, the better prepared we all are to fight cybercrime."
According to the report, external attacks were involved in the vast majority of criminal breaches (98 percent). Malicious insiders were responsible for four percent, with that number including incidents where both insiders and external agents were involved. Business partners were responsible for less than one percent of the beaches.
The DBIR is now in its fifth year of publication, with the 2012 edition analyzing more than 174 million compromised records involved in 855 breach investigations.
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