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Virus clean up costs four times higher than predicted

It costs four times more to clean up after a virus than previously thought, according to a survey of large enterprise IT departments. Compared with previous estimates, costs associated with cleaning up after a virus or worm attack have increased by more than 400 per cent over the past 12 months, to £122,000, says The Corporate IT Forum, which represents the corporate IT user community. The Forum surveyed its members, which include more than half of the FTSE 100 and 250 companies, after the MSBlast worm this August. The figure of £122,000 is four times that estimated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) last year. Full Story

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