• The total dollar amount of financial losses resulting from security breaches is decreasing, with an average loss of $204,000 per respondent, down 61 percent from last year's average loss of $526,000.
• Virus attacks continue as the source of the greatest financial losses, accounting for 32 percent of the overall reported losses.
• Unauthorized access showed a dramatic increase and replaced denial of service as the second most significant contributor to computer crime losses, accounting for 24 percent of overall reported losses and showing a significant increase in average dollar loss.
• Theft of proprietary information also showed a significant increase in average loss per respondent, more than double that of last year.
• The percentage of organizations reporting computer intrusions to law enforcement has continued its multiyear decline. Respondents cited the concern over negative publicity as the key reason for not reporting intrusions to law enforcement.