This week has been a rough one for the IT department at several organizations and groups. PBS saw its servers compromised when hackers were able to post a fake story on its website, while Google announced the Gmail accounts of several hundred people had been compromised from within China. These incidents come as Sony announces it is starting up its PlayStation network after it too had been severely compromised by hackers. Are we seeing hacking trends going up? Chris Peralta spoke with 352 Media Group Chief Marketing Officer Peter VanRysdam about whether hacks are on the rise, what hackers are after, and the costs to the attack victim[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/VanRysdamQNA.mp3]
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