Data security moves front and center in 2005
High profile leaks of financial data left more than 50 million accounts containing credit card information and, in some cases, confidential details at risk. Phishing attacks, targeted Trojan horses and Web-based exploits compromised millions of PCs to create centrally controlled networks known as bot nets.
While the further adoption of Windows XP Service Pack 2 likely reduced the total number of successful attacks--one study found that online users were better protecting themselves--Internet service providers and consumer-focused groups, such as digital rights advocates and privacy watchdogs, remained wary. Data security moves front and center in 2005
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