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Defences May Be Gaining Upper Hand Against Attack

The number of serious cases has fallen steeply but experts urge firms to remain vigilant. In the war against computer viruses, the tide of battle has apparently turned in favour of Internet security specialists and their customers. From a high of nine severe computer outbreaks in 2001, led by the Nimda worm, there were only two serious cases reported last year. Anti-virus software giant Symantec reported in February that the number of cyber attacks decreased 6 per cent in the second half of last year. It found that companies suffered on average 30 attacks a week in the six-month period, down from an average of 32 attacks a week in the first half. The figures come from the latest edition of “Internet Security Threat Report”, an analysis of more than 30 terabytes of data – covering network-based attack activity, vulnerability discovery, and malicious code – regularly compiled by Symantec. Full Story

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