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Experts See Sharp Rise in Malware Attack Probability

What worries Louis Cheng, spokesperson for Finjan Software security products, is how easily uninformed computer users become victims of spyware and other malware products. With the increase in threat levels, more damage will occur. Security experts are warning that malware attacks will pose more of a major threat over the next three years than direct hacker attacks. The British mi2g Intelligence Unit claimed this week that the malware risk has risen from 1 in 40 last year to about 3 in 10 for 2004. This reflects a jump from 2.5 percent to 30 percent risk. May was the fifth worst month on record in terms of malware proliferation and is estimated to have caused between US$16.2 billion and $19.8 billion of economic damage worldwide. Much of that damage increase was caused by the Sasser outbreak and other associated variants, according to the mi2g Intelligence Unit. Full Story

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