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Study: Negligence cause of most data breaches

Negligence is to blame for most breaches, but criminal or malicious attacks are fastest-growing category and most expensive to deal with, says Ponemon Institute.

By March 8, 2011


Survey: Data breaches from malicious attacks doubled last year

Ponemon survey of U.S. companies discloses its first reports that data-stealing malware caused breaches.

By January 25, 2010


Exiting workers taking confidential data with them

New Ponemon Institute survey finds that people who lost or left a job in 2008 are sneaking confidential data out with them.

By February 23, 2009


Data breaches cost $6.6 million on average, survey finds

Organizations experiencing a data breach can pay $6 million for lost business and cleanup, according to Ponemon/PGP.

By February 1, 2009


Verizon: Hacktivists stole 100 million+ records in 2011

Hacktivists emerge as a big threat in 2011, targeting large organizations and stealing more records than financially motivated criminals, report finds.

By March 21, 2012


Microsoft wants you to take privacy seriously (by using IE 10)

The software behemoth's new campaign wants you to take care of your online privacy, preferably by using its products a bit more.

By April 22, 2013


Study: Cybercrime costs on the rise from last year

A new study says the cost of dealing with, and the frequency of, cybercrime is up sharply from last year, due in part to the sophistication of attacks.

By August 2, 2011


Americans more susceptible to online scams than believed, study finds

U.K. survey respondents less likely to fall for Internet scams than in the U.S. but more likely than Australians.

By January 3, 2012


Study: Medical identity theft is costly for victims

New report finds that it can cost tens of thousands of dollars if someone uses your identity or insurance coverage to pay for medical treatment.

By March 3, 2010


Banks drop, tech firms rise in privacy trust rankings

American Express takes top place in new privacy survey, though most financial firms fall down the list and tech companies, including Facebook, climb.

By December 14, 2008