Forget hackers - companies responsible for most data breaches

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 11:18 AM EST

In the five minutes it might take to read this article, about 672 electronic records containing confidential information will be compromised. By year's end, more than 72 million records with Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates and other personal data will have been exposed. That rate is about 200,000 more records per month than last year.

And the main culprit is not the oft-vilified rogue hacker, but corporate America, according to a new study by the University of Washington, Seattle.

At Computerworld.

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