How companies time data leak disclosures

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Significant result in case of breaches with internal causesThe study confirms the researchers’ conjecture: there was a significantly greater incidence of data breach disclosures on days when other news dominated the headlines. Our results suggest that companies strategically schedule the disclosure of data leaks and deliberately target times when the announcement will receive less attention,” says Foerderer. To do this, they looked at the performance of companies’ shares following the disclosure of data losses.

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