U.S. Government to Survey Businesses on Cyber-Crime

    Date10 Feb 2006
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    The U.S. government said Feb. 9 it will launch its first national survey to estimate how much cyber-crime is costing American businesses. The Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security will try to measure the number of cyber-attacks, frauds and thefts of information and the resulting losses during 2005, officials said in a statement. The survey, to be completed by year-end, will collect information about the nature and extent of computer security violations, the monetary costs, types of offenders and computer security measures now used by companies.

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