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Hackers Grabbed More Than 285M Records in 2008

A new study shows that hackers have stolen a total of 285 million electronic records in 2008. Making matters worse, 93% of all compromised records in its study came from the financial sector.

Verizon's study looked only at breaches involving attacks that resulted in compromised records being used in a crime, like making counterfeit credit cards and buying homes and medical coverage under someone else's identity -- and on their dime. The company found that 90 percent of the breaches it investigated could have been avoided with basic security measures.
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