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  • Criminals successfully break into more retail web sites in 2013

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    Criminals successfully break into more retail web sites in 2013

    The number of data breaches involving retail store point-of-sale systems was down in 2013, but the number of data breaches involving web attacks—10% of the retail industry’s data breaches last year—is on the rise.

    Posted 04/23/2014AbCallardPost a comment

    The number of data breaches involving retail store point-of-sale systems was down in 2013, but the number of data breaches involving web attacks—10% of the retail industry’s data breaches last year—is on the rise.
  • Repeated denial-of-service web site attacks are on the rise

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    Repeated denial-of-service web site attacks are on the rise

    A business attacked once in Q4 2013 had a 35% chance of being attacked at least one more time in the same quarter, up from just less than a 25% chance in Q3, Akamai says. The vendor’s customers experienced 346 total denial-of-service attacks in the fourth quarter, up 23% from Q3 2013 and up almost 75% year over year.

    Posted 04/23/2014Amy DustoPost a comment

    A business attacked once in Q4 2013 had a 35% chance of being attacked at least one more time in the same quarter, up from just less than a 25% chance in Q3, Akamai says. The vendor’s customers experienced 346 total denial-of-service attacks in the fourth quarter, up 23% from Q3 2013 and up…

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