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IBM Security Report: 4 Billion Records Leaked in 2016, 10K New Vulnerabilities
29 March 2017, 11:51 pm

Cyber-criminals are getting bolder and bolder, a new report shows, indicating that the number of records breached in 2016 increased 556% compared to the previous year, hitting 4 billion. 

According to IBM's 2017 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, on top of the 4 billion records that ended up on the Internet last year, there were also 10,000 software vulnerabilities documented, which is the highest single-year number in the 20 years it has published its report. 

The report takes into account numerous cyber crime trends, including the rise of spam messages. IBM's data shows Spam was up 400% in 2016, while 44% of these messages contained malicious attachments, most of which were ransomware. In fact, 85% of the attachment fell into this category of malware that tries to lock people's computers, offering a decryption key only to those who decide to pay a ransom.... (read more)

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