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CA Finds Troubling Evidence that Inside Job Cyber-Crimes on the Rise

CA Computer Associates PC Protection SoftwareA national security and privacy survey sponsored by CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA – News) and conducted by The Strategic Counsel showed that security threats from within an organization now are a bigger problem than attacks from external sources.

At the same time, the number of U.S. organizations reporting loss of confidential data and reduced customer satisfaction has increased by 55 percent and 65 percent, respectively, in the past two years. According to the CA 2008 Security and Privacy Survey, in 2008 more than 34 percent of organizations reported a loss of confidential information as a result of security attacks and breaches, up from 22 percent in 2006.

Where Does SPAM Go? CA Finds Out for You

compcrime.jpgEver wonder what would happen if you just took a chance, made that leap of faith, and bought something from a spam email? If your answer is no; good for you. But since curiosity has killed more cats than it’s saved, there must be a few foolhardy souls that really think that lucrative stock quotes arrive unsolicited in your email. (Hey, it could happen!)

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