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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 04:17 AM

Retailers Account for Second-Most Data Breaches

NEW YORK Retailers and restaurants accounted for 24% of all data breaches in 2012, second to financial organizations, which accounted for 37%, according to a new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions here.

The Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, which tracks cybercrime globally, cited POS terminals as a key point of attack, with POS smash-and-grab incidents comprising 111 of the 621 data breaches captured in the report.

External attacks account for 92% of data breaches, including organized crime, activist groups, former employees, lone hackers and even organizations sponsored by foreign governments, the study said.

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