With more than 1,200 breaches and a massive 3.4 billion records exposed already, 2017 is on pace to be yet another worst year on record for breach activity.
Risk Based Security’s Q1 2017 DataBreach QuickView Report found that in particular, the practice of emulating a trusted party and requesting copies of W-2 forms has clearly become a favorite money-making scheme for the first quarter.
“The trends that drove the extraordinary activity in 2016 are continuing unabated in 2017,” said Inga Goddijn, EVP at Risk Based Security. “We have seen the return of widespread phishing for W-2 details, large datasets continue to be offered for sale, and misconfigured databases remain a thorny problem for IT administrators.”
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