Friday, December 30, 2005

Washington Hacks Security Spending

USA Today reports that 55 million Americans were exposed to computer security breaches in 2005 -- a record year.

The Treasury Department says cyber crime cost Americans $105 billion in 2004 -- that's likely up this year. It's a bigger business than illegal drugs.

But Washington cut spending to fight computer crime. The Department of Homeland Security spent only $16 million in 2005.

That's about 29-cents for every American affected in 2005. (CNN/USAToday)

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