Cyber facts are sound bites giving an insight on some interesting facts figures and stories in the cyber community.
Around the world guide to cybercrime and target trends in the following countries :-
Some takeaways :-
23% of malicious computer activity is against US systems
China is responsible for 30% of all hacking attacks
Iceland has the highest source of cyber attacks when adjusted for population
In Brazil all cybercrime is localized
Average salary of ethical hackers in India is between $3,000 – $14,000
The Russian underground offer virtual private servers for bullet proof hosting
Information provided by Information Week www.darkreading.com
64% of consumers commented that they were unlikely to shop again with a company that had suffered a breach where financial information had been stolen . A similar percentage , 49% stated that this would also be the case if the breach related to personal information being stolen . This is the outcome of a survey carried out by Gemalto called “Broken Trust – Tis the Season to be wary”.
The average age of a hacker is now 17 years old , according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Hackers have been as young as 12 years old.
Top 6 passwords in the Ashley Madison breach
200 days passes on average before a company detects a data breach
Some of the most common causes of a data breach :-
- Physical Loss / Theft of personal devices such as a laptop or flash drives
- Internal Threats , these could be accidental , an inadvertent error such as “fat finger” error by an employee , or an intentional act caused by a “rogue employee”
- Poor Security Controls where passwords are not changed on a regular basis , or a lack of security on mobile devices.
- Operating System Vulnerabilities where software is outdated and not patched on a frequent basis.
The cost of the Target breach keeps on climbing. According to the firm’s latest earnings report, the net expense of the breach stands at $162 million. The actual total has now reached a gross expense of $191 million. That amount was partially offset by a $46 million insurance claim.
When Amazon’s website went down for 30 minutes in 2013 it cost Amazon approximately $66,000 per minute.
The UK suffered the highest number of breaches in the EEC in 2014
According to a 2013 Bloomberg report the top six hacking countries were:-
More Cyber Facts to follow……