Survey: Cybercrime on the rise

By

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday finds that the hackers are winning.

The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends concludes that online attackers determined to break into computers, steal information and interfere with businesses are more technologically advanced than those trying to stop them.

The survey is co-sponsored by San Jose, California-based business consulting firm PwC, the U.S. Secret Service, the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute and CSO security news magazine.

The survey found that three out of four respondents said they had detected a security breach in the past year, and the average number of security intrusions was 135 per organization.

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.