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Small Businesses Often Victimised by Hackers

DATA THEFT—AUSTRALIA

May 17, 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that, according to one expert, the number of data breaches is at least double the number reported to the Australian privacy commissioner. Many of the victims are small businesses that do not have robust data protection measures in place. “It’s pretty tough for a small business,” the expert said. “So any extra work that they have to do that’s not selling their stuff is not a priority to them.”
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