Banks Suffer an Average of 3.8 Data Leak Incidents Per Week

It’s no secret that financial services organizations are juicy targets for cybercrime, but new data shows how much more the bad guys are stealing from them: in the past year, there’s been a 135% jump in bank data for sale on the Dark Web.

A new report from IntSights Cyber Intelligence shows financial services is the number one most-attacked industry: from 2017 until the first half of 2018, the security firm found an average of 207 indictators of attacks – such as company IPs, domains, email, and data included in Dark Web chatter, malware, or target lists – on a US bank. In the first half of this year, that average hit 520.

Read more about the new study that examines how financial services information gets sold and shared in the Dark Web on DarkReading.