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Hackers Turn Attention to Corporate Data Theft

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Financial services and professional services are the most vulnerable to information theft, with four out of 10 companies reporting some sort of loss or attack in the past 12 months, the Kroll annual survey of corporate fraud has found.

Technology and media companies were not far behind, with 37 percent reporting similar problems, according to the survey of 801 global companies commissioned by the corporate risk consultancy. Overall, 27.3 percent of companies reported information or data fraud problems.

The report also found that 88 percent of all companies suffered some sort of loss to fraud. About 83 percent of companies doing business in the U.K. reported fraud losses, versus 92 percent for the Asia-Pacific region and 88 percent in North America.

From The Financial Times
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