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by Paul Kerstein

Cyber-Criminals Target Specific Companies

Aug 04, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Internet criminals and hackers are increasingly setting their sites at specific companies and organizations. The BBCreports that a worldwide survey by IBM shows that the focus of attackson government departments, financial services, manufacturing andhealthcare companies is growing. Of the 237 million security attacks inthe first half of 2005, 137 million were aimed at these four areas.Furthermore, spam is becoming less popular as crooks lean more towardsfraud, extortion and identity theft. The Survey also found that theU.S. still remains the most common source of Internet attacks. Read more.