"More than half a billion records of personally identifiable information such as names, emails, credit card numbers, and passwords were leaked in 2013 -- and these incidents show no signs of stopping."
That's the headline message in the Threat Intelligence Quarterly for first quarter 2014. And the deeper you dig into the details, the more interesting, or scary, the story becomes. The infographic below summarizes some of the key points. More than the sheer magnitude of the numbers, I think the scary message coming through is that the attacker's methods are becoming more and more operationally sophisticated. The days of hit-and-run opportunity attacks are quickly being replaced by long term, heavily invested attacks aimed at deep fundamental penetration into target systems. Read the whole thing!