Attacks Could Double Against Financial Companies Computers
Outsiders may be launching twice as many attacks against big financial services companies computer systems this year.
When researchers at Deloitte & Touche L.L.P., New York, conducted face-to-face interviews of computer security executives at 10 big insurance companies and 90 other big financial services companies earlier this year, they found that 83% of the participants said their systems had been compromised in the past 12 months. About 40% of those participants companies had suffered financial losses as a result of the attacks.
When the researchers asked about attacks in 2003, only 39% of the participants said their systems had been compromised.