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"A SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH OF ATTACKS INVOLVING THE EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABILITIES"

By

Verizon 2024 Data Breach
Investigations Report

Our ways-in analysis witnessed a substantial growth of attacks involving

the exploitation of vulnerabilities as the critical path to initiate a breach when compared to previous years. It almost tripled (180% increase) from last year, which will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the effect of MOVEit and similar zero-day vulnerabilities. These attacks were primarily leveraged by Ransomware and other Extortion-related threat actors. As one might imagine, the main vector for those initial entry points was Web applications.

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