Computer Viruses Reach into Corporate Pocketbooks

Computer viruses lead the list of IT threats costing U.S. companies millions of dollars in lost revenue and stolen intellectual property, according to a new report conducted in coordination with the FBI.

The Computer Crime and Security Survey contends that viruses continue to be the leading source of financial losses among businesses, followed by schemes related to unauthorized network access, stolen laptops and theft of proprietary information.

Those four categories accounted for 74 percent of all the money lost by the companies, government agencies and other private institutions involved in the study. Computer Viruses Reach into Corporate Pocketbooks

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