Global Cybercrime Hits All Time High

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 29, 2003

Large scale, corporate cybercrime resulting in the loss of billion of dollars worldwide is escalating dramatically according to this recent New York Times article. The article cites a recent survey from a UK computer security firm, mi2g, which is available here, that the world record for the most digital attacks conducted in one month will be established in January, with an anticipated 20,000 successful attacks. Documenting key information associated with the growing number of computer crimes is proving difficult as companies require anonymity when reporting incursions to either government agencies or private firms collecting such data.

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