Cyber breaches are a closely kept secret

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By Diane Bartz and Jim Finkle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cybercriminals regularly breach computer security systems, stealing millions of dollars and credit card numbers in cases that companies keep secret, said the FBI’s top Internet crimes investigator on Tuesday.

For every break-in like the highly publicized attacks against TJX Co (TJX.N) and Heartland Payment (HPY.N), where hacker rings stole millions of credit card numbers, there are many more that never make the news.

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