Verizon issues multi-language version of data breach report, spotlights international cybercrime

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has reissued its English language 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report in six additional languages--French, Italian, Japanese, German, Portuguese and Spanish--as part of a recognition that cybercrime knows no state boundaries.

"Our goal is to increase the awareness of cybercrime across the globe. The more people we can touch through our computer forensics work, the better prepared we all are to fight cybercrime," Wade Baker, Verizon's director of risk intelligence said in a statement.

The report, now in its fifth year, analyzes 855 data breaches that affected more than 174 million component records. In addition to Verizon, the U.S. Secret Service, Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, Australian Federal Police, Irish Reporting & Information Security service and Police Central eCrime Unit of the London Metropolitan Police also contributed data to the report.

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