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HR data bases are a popular data breach target for hackers.

Ransomware is still criminals’ malware of choice, human resource departments have become bigger targets for data breaches, and the financial services sector has its own set of vulnerabilities on top of all that, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report released this week.

The 68-page study reported that 39% of malware-related data breaches involved ransomware — a rate twice that of last year’s report — and accounted for more than 700 incidents. Criminals also showed more interest in entering what Verizon called “business critical” systems by encrypting file servers and databases so they can demand bigger ransoms.

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