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Retail Said to Be Industry Most Plagued by Data Breaches, Followed by Food & Beverage

After the massive data breaches that have plagued retailers from Target to Home Depot in recent years, a new study shows that retail is the most compromised industry in terms of data security.

Trustwave analyzed evidence from nearly 700 security breaches in 2013 and found that retail had the most attacks at 35 percent.

The food and drink industry was the second most compromised industry at 18 percent, followed by hospitality at 11 percent. Fifty-four percent of criminal attacks targeted e-commerce systems, followed by point-of-sale breaches at 33 percent and data centers at only 10 percent.

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Trustwave analyzed evidence from nearly 700 security breaches in 2013 and found that retail had the most attacks at 35 percent.

The food and drink industry was the second most compromised industry at 18 percent, followed by hospitality at 11 percent. Fifty-four percent of criminal attacks targeted e-commerce systems, followed by point-of-sale breaches at 33 percent and data centers at only 10 percent.

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