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Cyber Attacks More Likely at ANZ Organisations

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

March 4, 2010

A recent global study has found that organisations in Australia and New Zealand are more likely than their global counterparts to be the targets of cyber attacks, Computerworld reports. The State of the Enterprise Security Study, conducted by software manufacturer Symantec, surveyed more than 2,000 executives and IT managers in 27 countries. It found that 89 percent of ANZ organisations reported being the target of cyber attacks, compared with 75 percent globally. The survey also found that most ANZ organisations' breaches involved the theft of corporate data, theft of personally identifiable information and identity theft.
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