Which company has the highest number of cyber-attacks?
Experian, the data security company that helped secure the credit-card data of more than 30 million Americans, reported Thursday that more than one in five breaches involving its data have been attributed to hackers.
That’s more than double the number of data breaches attributed to other companies, like Visa, in the past decade.
“It’s not just one company, it’s a group of companies,” said Mark Rosekind, president of the security firm Accenture.
“The fact that we’re talking about this much of the time with one company is pretty striking.”
Here’s how the data breaches stack up: The Experian data breaches in the first half of this year.
Experian says more than 500,000 personal information, including email addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates, were compromised by hackers in 2016.
It’s unclear how many were caused by a botnet, but the company’s CEO, Scott Lohse, has blamed a bot in the wild.
Experians data breaches over the past five years.
Experia’s total cybersecurity breach total is now at more than 2.5 billion, which is more than twice the total of companies it was at five years ago.
A second study released last week by security firm Check Point, however, found that the total number of cybersecurity breaches has actually been rising over the last five years, with nearly 2.6 billion breaches occurring in 2016 and 1.8 billion breaches in 2017.
The most recent cybersecurity breach was attributed to a malware called EternalBlue.
It was found in March 2018, according to a report by cybersecurity company CrowdStrike.
A botnet of five companies, including Experian and Equifax, were linked to the EternalBlue botnet in the fall of 2018.
That botnet used similar techniques to exploit vulnerabilities in the Equifax data breach to steal more than 145 million consumers’ personal information.
The company has blamed Equifax for not implementing a password-protection system for its credit-scoring systems, as it did for the credit report breach in July 2018.
In August 2018, Equifax reported a cybersecurity breach that was the biggest in its history.
The breach resulted in information stolen from over 500,0000 customers.
Experiams top-line cybersecurity breaches in 2018.
Expericys total cybersecurity breaches over a five-year period have been more than 5.2 billion, according the company.
The number of breaches has been increasing since the end of 2016, with more than 1.5 million incidents occurring in 2017 and 1 billion incidents in 2018, Accenture found.
“There is a growing body of evidence that suggests a more active use of cyberattacks is a more effective strategy for protecting data,” Rosekind said.
“That’s something that has been happening for a while.”
Accenture’s cybersecurity researcher, Jeff Hawkins, said he is confident that the cyber-attack attribution rates at Experian will increase with more data and additional data breaches.
“I think it will go up, and it will be a very substantial increase in the number and type of breaches,” he said.
Here’s what to know about the data breach: Who is responsible for cybersecurity breaches?
The Equifax breach has been blamed on Russian intelligence.
The hackers used a bot called Eternal Blue to access credit- and financial-reporting systems.
The Equivay breach has also been blamed partly on Russian state-sponsored hackers.
What do the breaches show?
The data breach has not been attributed solely to Russian intelligence, but many cybersecurity experts believe the hackers behind the Equivays breach were the same people who also hacked Equifax.
What are the implications for companies?
Many businesses have installed security measures to reduce the likelihood of cyber attacks, but they often don’t include additional safeguards to prevent hackers from taking advantage of a data breach.
Companies can still suffer significant cyber damage when their customers’ credit- or other data is compromised, or when a bot tries to gain access to a company’s network.
For companies that have already implemented security measures, the increased reliance on botnets and breaches may increase the risk of further cyberattacks.
Accenture estimates that in the next five years it will cost the company $9.7 billion to deal with cyberattacks, including the Equivalence breach.
Accent reports that it has been paying close attention to the Equivelent breach, which affected Experian in 2016, and will continue to monitor other data breaches to ensure they don’t affect Equiveltion’s business.
Accident-prone businesses should consider cybersecurity, according Accenture, and take steps to increase cybersecurity protections.
“If you’ve got an accident, and you’re looking at a potential breach, it is probably best to look at a company like Equiviews,” Rose Kind said.
If an accident does occur, the company should have a security plan in place to help protect against cyber attacks.
Accented’s cybersecurity plan, which includes cybersecurity, has been in place since 2018, when it