About 1/4 of the companies that were surveyed by McAfee stated that they had some sort of data break, a couple of them stated that just a simple threat of a data breach has put a solid stop on merger plans or even new product releases. The bad thing about all of this is that less than half of them actually took the time to do anything about it or to even prevent this from happening again. The main reason this breach is so popular now days is due ot the economic collapse, these companies have to spend 1 million dollars a week to keep important and critical data stored, the worse the economy goes down for the worst, the cheaper the companies have to find affordable store units which lack the security measures incorporated by more expensive products. China, Russia, and Pakistan are probably the least secure areas for storing the data while the US UK and Germany are perceived as the safest.
To generate the report, McAfee and the SAIC worked with
Vanson Bourneto survey more than 1,000 senior IT decision makers across the U.S., U.K, Japan, China, India, Brazil, and the Middle East during November and December of last year. This latest report is a follow-up to a 2008 report entitled “Unsecured Economies,” which at the time found that cybercrime was costing companies more than $1 trillion globally.