Viruses and hackers cost UK business 10bn a year


Security breaches from computer viruses, hacker attacks and staff misuse of the internet are costing British business 10bn a year, according to a DTI backed report published yesterday.

The biannual survey of 1,000 companies by PricewaterhouseCooper shows losses are 50% higher on the 2004 figure - this despite increased spending on security systems. Larger firms saw the number of security breaches fall, but the average cost of each incident rose to 65,000-130,000 in disruption. Guardian Unlimited Business | | Viruses and hackers cost UK business 10bn a year

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