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Much concern regarding hackers surrounds the safety of using credit card details and other data security issues over the web. There was a case in the United States recently where a hacker broke into a website and stole thousands of card numbers. However, he was soon apprehended, and the truth remains that fraud is more likely to occur when using a credit card over the phone than on a secure website. Businesses at risk have taken to calling on counter-intelligence hackers, hardened computer experts who will test a company's systems to the limit in an attempt to find holes and, if they do, help to close them.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|