Data breaches: Blame sloppy companies, not hackers

Wednesday, 14 March 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Electronic records in the United States are streaming out of companies at a rate of 6 million a month this year, up roughly 200,000 a month from last year, according to a University of Washington researcher.

The researcher says organizations that accidentally expose their data are often to blame due to administrative errors, insider abuse, stolen equipment and the like.

At NetworkWorld.

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