The Data Breach Epidemic – Key Findings from Verint’s comprehensive CTI report
In the past few years we have witnessed a growing number of significant data breaches.
The Data Breach Epidemic Report reviews the most significant data breaches that occurred in 2018 and provides our analysis of the major data leaks. It also includes key trends we identified based on ~5B leaked records detected and analyzed by our team.
- 4,812,840,627 – Total Leaked Records In 2018
- 1,925,136,251 – Unique Records
- 24,224,940 – Organizations
- 53% of all leaked data comes from .com domains
- Leaked records by region
- APAC – 1.5B records
- EMEA – 728M records
- LATAM – 34M records
- Distribution of “Combo Lists” is the key trend in the 2018 data leaks
The Analysis Process
In order to identify and analyze the major breaches of 2018, our analysts have been continuously monitoring activities on the Dark Web, in closed hacking communities and in other sources, to uncover indicators of breaches and data leaks.
In the report you will find a summary of the most popular ways hackers use to exploit stolen data, with real-life examples of attacks that exploited leaked records. Want to know more? Download the report here.
Some Leaks Are More Valuable Than Others
Based on our analysis of the leaked data we obtained from several underground sources, we were able to identify several key trends, for example, the increasing distribution of “Combo Lists”, the demand for region specific leaks and countries that had most government data leaked.
Analysis of Exploitation Methods
The report also shares the hackers’ perspective, reviewing the most popular ways hackers use to exploit leaked data. These include credential stuffing attacks, brute force attacks, social engineering and email based-attacks. This information is valuable as it can really help organizations prioritize risk and improve their resilience and readiness against these attack methods.
The Biggest Data Breaches of 2018
In the report, you will find the list of the most prominent data breaches that occurred in 2018, and what we can learn from the millions of compromised records and stolen data.