The fourth annual Computer Crime and Security Survey finds computer crime increasing -- for the third straight year. The survey, conducted by the Computer Security Institute and San Francisco FBI Computer Intrusion Squad, targeted corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. Among the findings of the 1999 survey:
- Thirty percent of respondents report system penetration by outsiders.
- Those reporting their Internet connection as a frequent point of attack: 57%, up from 37% in 1996.
- Unauthorized access by insiders: 55%.
- Financial losses from computer security breaches totaled more than $100 million.