UK businesses plagued by viruses!

February 28th, 2006

I'm not surprised by this in the least - here in the UK businesses have an appalling attitude to IT security.

[tag]Computer viruses[/tag] are the single biggest cause of security problems for UK businesses, a survey by the Department of Trade and Industry shows.

The study found almost 50% of the biggest security breaches suffered by companies in the last two years were due to infection by malicious programs.

In some cases [tag]viruses[/tag] crippled key systems such as e-mail for more than a day while companies cleaned up.

It also found that the worst outbreaks can take up to 50 days to fix.

BBC News

If this sounds bad (and it is), I can guarantee you that home PCs are even worse.

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