Retail sector leads in data breaches as criminals target corporate networks

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The retail sector suffered the most breaches in 2017, accounting for 16.7 percent followed by the finance and insurance industry at 13.1 percent and hospitality at 11.9 percent. Geographically, North America is in the lead with 43 percent of breaches, followed by the Asia Pacific region at 30 percent, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at 23 percent and Latin America at four percent. These are among the findings of the latest Trustwave Global Security Report. Among other highlights are that half of the incidents investigated involved corporate and internal networks (up from 43 percent in 2016) followed by eCommerce…

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