Symantec: Data Thefts Cost Firms $2 Million
A Symantec survey shows that 75 percent of respondents were victims of cyber attacks.
Symantec says protecting data has become more difficult because companies trimmed security staff during the recession. Meanwhile, hackers have become more skillful and specialized, notes Symamtec's Maureen Kelly:
While hackers are still looking for customer data, like credit card information, they are now going more for industrial espionage and counterfeiting. They are also more specialized -- with one person to break in, another to get the data, a third to install the software to steal information, and a fourth to encrypt it and distribute it.