Data breach cost $3.7m, claims report

Nic Rigby of the BBC reports on the cost to the U.S. of investigations involving U.K. hackers:

Lauri Love, 28, of Stradishall, Suffolk, was arrested in October over charges which include allegations he hacked the US Department of Energy (DoE) computers. A report says personal information on 104,000 people could have been taken. It says dealing with the fall out of this cost $3.7m.

And the Gary McKinnon incident cost the U.S. another $2.1m  to pay for staffing “to help correct the problems and deal with the aftermath.”

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