2011 — The Year Of The Breach

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT) -- In the first seven months of 2011, a number of companies and institutions have reported large-scale data breaches. The causes of the breaches range from misplacement of data by employees to malicious hacking by organized hacker groups.

Direct and indirect victims of these attacks include many well-known names. In February, Nasdaq reported that its confidential data sharing service had been compromised. In March, the security firm RSA revealed that data related to its popular SecurID token technology had been stolen in a cyber attack.

In April,...
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