Verizon Data Breach Report: DoS Skyrockets, Espionage Dips [telecom]

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Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks have spiked over the past year, while
cyber-espionage campaigns have spiraled downwards. That's according to
Verizon's 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) released
Tuesday, which analyzed 32,002 security incidents and 3,950 data
breaches across 16 industry verticals. Notably, this year DoS attacks
increased in number (13,000 incidents) and were also seen as a bigger
part of cybercriminals' toolboxes (DoS attacks made up 40 percent of
security incidents reported), beating out crimeware and web
applications. While DoS attacks use differing tactics, they most
commonly involve sending junk network traffic to overwhelm and crash

Bill Horne
Telecom Digest Moderator

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