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March 31, 2012

Data theft: Hacktivists ‘steal more than criminals’

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by the BBC

Hacktivists stole more data from large corporations than cybercriminals in 2011, according to a study of significant security incidents. The annual analysis of data breaches by Verizon uncovered a huge rise in politically motivated attacks. Verizon found that 58% of all the data stolen during breaches in 2011 was purloined by these groups. Hacktivists were hard to defend against, it said, as their attack strategies were much harder to predict. The Verizon report catalogued 855 incidents around the world in which 174 million records were stolen.

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