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Security bid after hackers lift data

INTERNATIONAL espionage that targeted a large online business in SA saw hackers compromise its database and hand the details of 600000 customers to its rivals. The attack was instigated by a rival company in Australia that hired hackers in the US to hack the SA firm, which stored its data on servers in Canada. The incident last year was hushed up to avoid bad publicity, and although the perpetrators were traced, the matter never went to court as the firm decided the cost of international litigation was not worth the time, expense and public exposure. “The hackers broke in and stole the information. The firm’s IT team discovered it and traced the attack to the US,” said Erik Laykin, a senior investigator with Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations. Full Story

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