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Cyber Attacks Decline; Vulnerabilities Surge

The number of attacks on Internet-connected machines decreased over the past six months while the number of software vulnerabilities continued to skyrocket, according to a new report. In the last half of 2002, the number of attacks per week at a given company fell by 6 percent to 30, compared to the previous six months. Also, fewer companies experienced at least one severe event. The report indicates that 21 percent of companies had such an event, less than half the number that reported a severe attack during the same period in 2001. Full Story

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