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IBM: Retail attacks down, but when they hit cyber-attackers get more

Michael Cooney | Jan. 7, 2015
In 2014, unauthorised access via Secure Shell Brute Force was most trendy attack, while Shellshock as well as POS malware such as BlackPOS, Dexter, vSkimmer, Alina and Citadel were also prevalent.

-In 2013, there were more than 20 breaches disclosed including several large breaches that caused the number of records compromised to rise drastically, reaching close to 4 million.

-Over the same period in 2014, 10 breaches were disclosed which resulted in just over 72,000 records getting compromised.


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