Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hackers grabbed more than 285M records in 2008 by AP: Yahoo! Tech

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Hackers made off with at least 285 million electronic records in 2008, more than in the four previous years combined, according to a new study that shows identity thieves are getting better at exploiting careless mistakes that leave companies vulnerable to attack.

The number comes from a study of 90 data breaches investigated by Verizon Communications Inc., which is hired to do a post-mortem on most big computer intrusions.

Hackers grabbed more than 285M records in 2008 by AP: Yahoo! Tech

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