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Organisations need to take action to defend themselves against increasingly sophisticated thieves who are currently stealing tens of billions every year.
The perpetrators of data theft are not just individual "hackers" , but increasingly organised crime is getting involved. This is because the stakes are high and ineff ective data security is seen as the soft underbelly of the corporate world.
"European banks are likely to face in the near future an unprecedented wave of attempts of identity theft. Hackers are now targeting financial institutions. The global credit crisis has added to the rows of unemployed spies, laid off bankers and computer programmers. Networks of secret agents, knowledgeable financiers and computer savvy criminals have sprung up all over Eastern and Central Europe and the Balkans".