snydeq writes "The total number of compromised records has dropped substantially over the past couple of years, but not because organizations have come up with a superior recipe for defending their networks, InfoWorld reports. Instead, attackers are continually employing more focused forms of attack, looking for company intellectual property and financial data. Moreover, the low hack rate is also indicative of increasing ambition on the part of criminals. 'Today's APT (advanced persistent threat) attacks are aimed at taking over entire companies. At that level, individual data records just aren't that interesting.'"