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Nearly all firms suffer losses after cyber attacks




Nearly all firms suffer losses after cyber attacks
Nearly all firms suffer losses after cyber attacks



http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=113225 

By Joan Goodchild
CSO (US)
24 March 2009

Nearly all organisations have been hit by cybercrime with some 98 
percent reporting tangible loss after being hit by criminals. In 
addition, 46 percent have experienced downtime as a result of attacks. 

That's according to new research from security company Symantec, which 
surveyed 1,000 IT managers in the US and Europe. In its 2009 Managed 
Security in the Enterprise Report, the company laid bare the full extent 
of criminal activity faced by IT departments. As well as the near 
universal incidence of data loss,  31 percent of organisation 
experienced theft of customer data while another 25 percent were hit by 
theft of corporate data.

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