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Employee error causes most breaches; spyware breaches are most costly

The two most common sources of breaches are unintended disclosure—like misdirected emails and faxes, which account for 31 percent—and the physical loss of paper records, accounting for 24 percent. That’s according to a new analysis of more than 1,500 data breaches in 2013 and 2014.


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