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Hacktivists Breached Data of Over 100 Million Users in 2011

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March 22, 2012 10:10:43 PM

Someone call the Gestapo, they're the only ones who can save this article.
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March 22, 2012 10:25:10 PM

Lika boss.
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March 22, 2012 11:54:47 PM

All your base are belong to us..
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March 23, 2012 2:18:25 AM

So in other words:
56% of all data breaches were of the superficial kind, where, for the most part, the only real damage done was public embarrassment of certain users and companies.

Perhaps a more worrying statistic, though:

42% of companies were warned that they were going to be under attack yet, with full knowledge of imminent attack, took no extra steps to protect user data.
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March 23, 2012 11:55:58 AM

"financially motivated hackers" is that a new term for thieves? Call them what they are. They aren't 'hackers' they're criminals plain and simple. You're comparing apples and oranges here.
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March 23, 2012 12:40:37 PM

"hacktivists"? really? slap on a picture of ppl wearing guy fawkes masks like other clueless media outlets and clueless media consumers will infer that anonymous (which also champions many good causes btw) are criminals (inherently bad). pretty irresponsible "marketing-journalism" if you ask me. did you check your sources? or explain exactly how those numbers were derived to show more fact than sensationalism?

your government can point to these "stories" to justify eroding your civil liberties and begin censoring the internet for YOUR protection.

how about a story about government and corporations peddling your personal information "legally" to avoid paying for marketing research to 'better serve their consumers'.
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