Usually, the term “data breach” means a security incident with a severe negative impact. Such impacts include data deletion, identity theft, trade secrets exposure, and, of course, the financial and reputational damage that follows.
The average cost of a cybersecurity data breach in 2019 hit the $3.92 million mark, according to the SecurityIntelligence report. Norton Security’s 2019 research indicates a 54% rise in data breaches compared to the previous year, making data breach prevention more relevant than ever.
There’s no consensus on how to classify different types of data breaches. We prefer to divide them into two sub-categories — by target and breach method.
Users can download viruses and spyware on phishing websites – URLs disguised as legitimate platforms.
After infiltrating your system, a hacker could modify system files to weaken your security further. Consequently, a massive amount of changes to critical files warrants immediate follow-up investigation.