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Last year saw an increase in hack or malware incidents by 10%, jumping from 37% in 2017 to 47% in 2018. In Beazley's 2019 Breach Briefing, researchers say this double-digit percentage jump can be attributed to the rise in business email compromise (BEC) incidents, which Beazley reports increased by an overwhelming 133% from 2017 to 2018.

BEC, ransomware attacks and banking Trojans were key trends in 2018 and are continuing to evolve into 2019 and beyond as these attacks affect businesses of all sizes across every industry.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].