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Hackers increasingly target financial details

Computer hackers are increasingly targeting the financial details of companies and individuals, with e-security experts warning of an increase in such activity in the economic downturn.

28th February, 2009

Computer hackers are increasingly targeting the financial details of companies and individuals, with e-security experts warning of an increase in such activity in the economic downturn.

Darren Craig, head of internet security systems at IBM Ireland, said that many network security systems were outdated and unable to deal with highly-developed techniques in hacking.

More than 500,000 websites were hacked last year. People’s financial details are being stolen and sold for as little as 50 cent,...

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