The top three industry sectors affected in 2017 were professional services (22% of the total reported to Beazley), financial services (21%) and retail (12%), but incidents are growing across all sectors, and in particular where single large transactions, such as real-estate purchases, are involved. The main causes of data breach incidents reported to BBR Services in Q4 2017 remained hacking or malware (39% of the total reported to Beazley), accidental disclosure (21%) and social engineering (12%), which for the purposes of this report includes fraudulent instruction. Read More