Majority of organisations suffer malware attacks

According to a recent Webroot survey, the majority of organisations within the UK have been the victim of a malware attack, and the business implications of these attacks are becoming increasingly serious.

Proposals for new data protection laws similar to those launched in the US are currently being discussed by European commissioners. The new rules would compel companies operating in Europe to notify regulators and customers of any security breach of data held by that company. Such announcements would have significant impact on consumer confidence to such an extent that it can lead to long-term brand damage. This won’t necessarily affect just a small number of companies in Britain either, with 59% of the companies surveyed by Webroot reporting that they had suffered an adware attack, 52% reported a Trojan horse attack and 55% a Phishing or e-mail attack. Security Park - Majority of organisations suffer malware attacks

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 9th November 2006 1:48AM