Department of Scary Numbers – Data Breaches
June 17, 2008
From the May 19th print edition of e-Week
Number 1 form of data breach is dumpster diving
That is as old fashioned as it gets.
The article also states that for commercial organizations, the largest vectors of data breaches are;
40 % stolen laptops
20% are errors
15% insider theft,
15 % to fraud
hacking at 10-15%
So 35% fall into the accidental or malicious insider destruction of data.