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Newton Manufacturing, the small Iowa-based small 120 person promotional product distribution company recently discoverd that hackers acquired customer data in repeated intrusions. In what was likely a nasty shock, Newton executive learned that any company can be a target. A recent security audit revealed that the companyís databases had been breached in September 2008, October 2008, and February 2009. Hackers apparently accessed and acquired customersí personal information including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. According to a notification filed by the firmís lawyers with the New Hampshire Attorney Generalís Office, the companyís initial investigation has traced the attacks to Canada. The company has referred the matter to the FBI as well as local enforcement, and is advising affected customers to place fraud alerts on their credit files. The total number of customers affected was not reported in the notification.

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