Hackers stole $ 1billion in Brazil, the worst prepared nation to adopt cloud technology

Ricardo Geromel – Forbes, 03/05/2012

Pricewatercooperhouse has recently released a study revealing that in 2011 hackers have stolen  US$ 1 billion from companies in Brazil. On the top of that, BSA (Business Software Alliance) ranked Brazil the least prepared nation to adopt cloud computing technology among the 24 countries that account for 80 percent of the world’s information and communications technology.

In 2011 Hackers stole 1$bi from companies in Brazil

A recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reveals that about one third of companies in Brazil (32%) was victim of cyber attacks last year. The world average is lower: 23%. In Brazil, 8% of the companies attacked had losses greater than $ 5 million. In total, hackers stole $ 1 billion from companies in Brazil in 2011.

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