‘There’s No Ceiling’: Ransomware’s Alarming Growth Signals a New Era, Verizon DBIR Finds

From darkreading.com

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The past year has seen a staggering acceleration in ransomware incidents, with 25% of all breaches containing a ransomware component.

That’s the top-line finding in the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which found that ransomware events in conjunction with breaches ballooned 13% in the past year — last year’s report found that just 12% of incidents were ransomware-related. That translates into a rate of increase that’s more than the previous five years of growth combined.

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