Leading global data breach methods 2017

Most common action varieties in data breaches worldwide in 2017

by J. Clement, last edited May 17, 2019
Leading global data breach methods 2017 This statistic presents the most prevalent action varieties in global data breaches in 2017. During the measured period, there were 399 instances of the use of stolen credentials. RAM scrapers were deployed 312 times.
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Most common action varieties in data breaches worldwide in 2017

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Number of occurrences
Use of stolen credentials (hacking) 399
RAM scraper (malware) 312
Phishing (social) 236
Privilege abuse (misuse) 201
Misdelivery (error) 187
Use of backdoor or C2 (hacking) 148
Theft (physical) 123
C2 (malware) 117
Backdoor (malware) 115
Pretexting (social) 114
Skimmer (physical) 109
Brute force (hacking) 92
Spyware/keylogger (malware) 74
Misconfiguration (error) 66
Publishing error (error) 59
Data mishandling (misuse) 55
Capture app data (malware) 54
Export data (malware) 51
SQLi (hacking) 45
Password dumper (malware )45
Number of occurrences
Use of stolen credentials (hacking) 399
RAM scraper (malware) 312
Phishing (social) 236
Privilege abuse (misuse) 201
Misdelivery (error) 187
Use of backdoor or C2 (hacking) 148
Theft (physical) 123
C2 (malware) 117
Backdoor (malware) 115
Pretexting (social) 114
Skimmer (physical) 109
Brute force (hacking) 92
Spyware/keylogger (malware) 74
Misconfiguration (error) 66
Publishing error (error) 59
Data mishandling (misuse) 55
Capture app data (malware) 54
Export data (malware) 51
SQLi (hacking) 45
Password dumper (malware )45
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by J. Clement, last edited May 17, 2019
This statistic presents the most prevalent action varieties in global data breaches in 2017. During the measured period, there were 399 instances of the use of stolen credentials. RAM scrapers were deployed 312 times.
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