Symantec: Data Thefts Cost Firms $2 Million
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.