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Espionage hacking grows, with more from east Europe: Verizon study

by Reuters
A Verizon logo is seen during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana May 9, 2012. Photo - Reuters
Hacking for espionage purposes is sharply increasing, with groups or national governments from Eastern Europe playing a growing role
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