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Hacking is back as the top cybersecurity concern.

Hacking again was the primary breach incident type, representing 42% of the total breaches identified in July, up 6% from June. Of the breaches caused by hacking, phishing represented 42%.

According to the San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center and Providence, R.I.-based CyberScout (formerly IDT911) of the breaches caused by hacking, ransomware following phishing attacks at 25% (down 12% from June). Unauthorized access was identified as the second most common type of attack in 28% of the overall total of breaches in July, experiencing a fall of 5% from last month.

Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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