Security experts: hacking attacks rarely made public

Monday, 21 February 2005, 3:33 PM EST

A security breach that placed consumers at risk for identity theft grabbed headlines this week but most hacking incidents go unreported to police or the public, experts said on Thursday.

Afraid of negative publicity, most companies that suffer intrusions take a tight-lipped approach that leaves consumers unaware when their identities may be compromised, they said.

At CNN.

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