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Low Profile, High ROI; Hackers Becoming Selective and Profitable

Symantec reports that hackers are becoming more patient in targeting victims and more selective in their attacks. Rather than pillaging computers for any and all data they can find, sophisticated hackers are launching surgical strikes against only select data, making their activities less noticeable. The computer thieves also are perfecting their enterprises and finding new ways to gain profit in a growing underground digital economy.