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Just 28 Percent of Business Leaders Have Heard of the Equifax Breach

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Only 28 percent of business leaders have heard of the Equifax breach, just 31 percent are aware of the 2014 eBay data breach, and just 34 percent have heard of WannaCry ransomware, a recent Veracode survey of 1,403 business leaders in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany found.

Only five percent of respondents said the Equifax breach prompted them to rethink their approach to cyber security, and just one in 10 said the same of WannaCry.

Strikingly, 25 percent of all business leaders in the U.S. and U.K. said they don't understand any of these common threats:

ransomwarephishing attacksDDoS attacksvulnerable softwaremalicious employee activityvulnerable open source components

One third of all respondents said they don't plan to take any new steps to improve their organization's overall cyber security in the next 12 months.

Rethinking Security

Still, 33 percent said a cyber...(continued)

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