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One issue is probably to blame for your IT outages and data losses – and it’s not hackers

A new survey by Databarracks identifies hardware failure as the most common cause of data loss, ahead of human error and cyberattacks. However, cyberattacks are increasingly associated with data loss compared to previous reports, while the opposite trend is true for hardware failure and human error. In fact, the report notes that “the stats paint a clear picture of rising cyber incidents.”

The report also shows that 28% of organizations were impacted by ransomware, which is close to the record-high of 29% from the 2017 report. Virus infections affected 40% of firms, while 24% of companies experienced phishing.

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