Corporate hacks go unreported

Sunday, 21 April 2002, 3:16 PM EST

The reporting of hacking attacks must become the norm if cyber crime is to be tackled, according to a US Department of Justice computer crime boss.

David Green, principal deputy chief of the Department's computer crime division, warned that not enough companies are coming forward and admitting to being hacked.

"We still find that companies which wouldn't hesitate to report it if their corporate headquarters was broken into, consider that there is a shame factor with computer break-ins; as if they are at fault. So they don't want to report it," he explained.

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