Hackers costing enterprises billions

Tuesday, 21 September 2004, 12:12 AM EST

Hackers continued adding billions to the cost of doing business on the Internet in the first half of 2004, despite security executives' efforts to prevent malicious attacks.

Motivated increasingly by money, the hackers are amassing legions of unwitting bot computers for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. They are also exploiting Web applications and mobile devices to steal identities through e-commerce scams, including phishing.

By Mark Baard at SearchSecurity.

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