Billions and billions-it's only a matter of time before this becomes the number of hacking incidents in a single year, because just in 2014, over one billion records were hacked out of 1,500 different hacking incidents, says a recent report.
The government has had it; the White House plans on devoting an office entirely to figuring out how to stay ahead of cyber crime. Let's hope that the White House really dissects cyber attack technology.
What can consumers, the private sector, retailers, banks and the governments do to make it difficult for hackers to cause mayhem?
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