Companies frequently decide against reporting network breaches to law enforcement authorities out of concern that the information will become public and stock prices will drop, but Kent McCarthy, a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service, said that the agency is committed to protecting anonymity.McCarthy
also said that authorities are willing to investigate network breaches even if the incidents do not reach the $5,000 minimum-loss threshold that is required for a federal investigation.McCarthy
noted that the Secret Service
helped solve a network breach incident at a multibillion-dollar company where the breach did not result in a loss of money. http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,100598,00.html
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