Hacker attacks against retailers up 43 percent

Angela Moscaritolo reports:

Hacks targeting the retail sector have increased 43 percent since last year, largely due to an increase in SQL injection and the use of exploit toolkits, according to researchers at Dell SecureWorks.

During the first nine months of 2011, Dell SecureWorks blocked an average of 91,500 attacks per retailer, compared to 63,651 during the final nine months of 2010.

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