Hackers made off with at least 285 million electronic records in 2008, more than in the four previous years combined, according to a new study that shows identity thieves are getting better at exploiting careless mistakes that leave organizations vulnerable to attack, reports the Associated Press. The number comes from a study of 90 data breaches investigated by Verizon Communications Inc., which is hired to do a post-mortem on most big computer intrusions. The company found that 90 percent of the breaches it investigated could have been avoided with basic security measures. One of those is recognizing how valuable so-called...

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