Infographic: What gets exposed in a data breach?

It seems we can’t go more than a week or two these days without reaching about another data breach, from credit card details stored with retailers to private personal information residing in government databases.

For this month’s threat intelligence report, security vendor Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) looked at the types of information typically exposed through data breaches, and produced this infographic:

Other highlights from November’s report: spam and malicious web sites were up, while phishing and malware were down. And spammers are using Christmas as a hook, so be wary if jolly-looking e-mails. Unless it’s from your mother.

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