According to the Internet research firm comScore, goods and services worth more than $17 billion were sold via the Internet in the first quarter of. It has been our experience that wherever money goes, crime follows. We have spent the last few years responding to incidents where the number one goal of a computer crime was money. Nearly every computer intrusion we have responded to was followed by credit card fraud, extortion, or fraudulent purchases of merchandise by thieves who had obtained valid customer credentials on e-commerce sites. It is highly probable that these intrusions also led to identity theft. With enough information about an individual, evildoers can manufacture false credentials and attempt to withdraw money from ...

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