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Cost of malware soars to $166bn in 2004

Viruses, worms and Trojans taking their toll. Malware, including viruses, worms and Trojans, cost global businesses between $169bn and $204bn last year, making it the worst year on record by a wide margin, newly published research has claimed. According to digital risk management firm mi2g, malware in 2003 did not account for even half of the economic damage sustained in 2004. The firm estimated that, with around 600 million Windows-based computers worldwide, this works out at between $281 to $340 worth of damage per machine. Full Story

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