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Report: Hacking Caused Majority of Breaches

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February 12, 2013

CSO reports a new survey by Open Security Foundation has found hacking was the most common source of data breaches in 2012. There were 2,644 known data breaches last year, slightly more than double the number of breaches reported in 2011, the report states. Hacking was the reason for 68.2 percent of breaches. Meanwhile, a nonprofit organization in Maine inadvertently posted to its website a database containing details on a portion of its membership. The details included each member's donation amount, address, telephone number, birthday and emergency contact information.
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