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Banks get attacked four times more than other industries

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    Modern-day criminals are still following Willie Sutton's example of going after banks "because there's where the money is."

    According to a new report from Websense Security Labs, the average number of attacks against financial services institutions is four times higher than that of companies in other industries.

    In addition, a third of all initial-stage reconnaissance attacks target financial institutions, the company reported.

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    Criminals aren't just going after banks for their money, according to Carl Leonard, principal security analyst at Websense. They're also using banks as a vehicle to reach other victims.

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