Data breaches of personal info soar

From the Associated Press

The loss or theft of personal data such as credit-card and Social Security numbers soared to unprecedented levels in 2007, and the trend isn’t expected to turn around soon as hackers stay a step ahead of security and laptops disappear with sensitive information.

And while companies, government agencies, schools and other institutions are spending more to protect an ever-increasing volume of data with more sophisticated firewalls and encryption, the investment often is too little too late.

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