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Personal and employee data is a goldmine for hackers

January 13, 2023

Via: Techradar

Personal and employee data is a goldmine for hackers, who are now apparently more focused on obtaining these types of data than any other, new research has claimed.

A report from Imperva analyzing 100 data breach reports published in the last 12 months says personal employee and customer data accounted for almost half (45%) of all data stolen last year.

Cybercriminals are focused on personally identifiable information, Imperva claims, because that data can be used in identity theft(opens in new tab) and similar stage-two attacks. These, says Imperva SVP, Terry Ray, can be “hugely profitable and very difficult to prevent”.

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