Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks rose by 75pc worldwide in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the previous quarter, the latest ‘State of the Internet’ report from Akami Technologies suggests.
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Negligence is mostly to blame for breaches of data at organisations, costing them an average of US$7.2m, a new study suggests.
The average cost per record came to US$214, an increase of US$10 from the previous year, the 2010 Annual Study: U.S. Cost of a Data Breach reveals.
The most common threat is negligence, at 41pc of all breaches, the study shows.
The costs associated with a breach involve several elements:
Thirty-one per cent of all breaches fall under the fastest-growing category, malice or crime. Malicious or criminal attacks also cost organisations dearly. The most expensive breach reported in the study was US$35.3m, and the least expensive came in at US$780,000.
The Ponemon Institute conducted the study, sponsored by Symantec, and is based on data supplied by 51 US companies across 15 industry sectors.