FBI: businesses (still) reluctant to report cyber attacks

Friday, 12 August 2005, 2:55 AM EST

Most businesses do not report cyber attacks to law enforcement authorities, fearing the disclosure would harm their image and benefit rivals, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Tuesday.

This reluctance has become especially important at a time when identity theft is growing rapidly and terrorists are increasingly using the Internet, Mueller said in a speech to the InfraGard national conference, where private companies share security tips and expertise with the FBI.

By Mark Sherman at InformationWeek.

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