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Hackers develop ‘memory-scraping malware’ to steal PINs

Hackers develop ‘memory-scraping malware’ to steal PINs

More personal data records were breached last year than the previous four years combined, thanks to increased hacker activity rather than insider threats.

Verizon’s second annual Data Breach Investigations Report also found that the financial services sector accounted for 93 percent of all such record compromises during 2008. The study is based on an analysis of data involving 285 million compromised records from 90 confirmed breaches, 90 per cent of which are blamed on the activities of cybercriminals.

Because the survey is based on actual cases of confirmed data breaches, rather than responses to surveys or questionnaires, it provides a much more revealing insight into cybercrime trends.

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