Firm Says 2003 Viruses Caused $55B Damage

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-01-20 Print this article Print

Spam, viruses to increase in 2004

Trend Micro Inc., last week said computer virus attacks cost global businesses an estimated $55 billion in damages in 2003. Spam threats and network viruses will likely become more prevalent in 2004, the company said. "The economic and financial impact of virus attacks will continue to climb in 2004," Lionel Phang, Trend Micros Managing Director said. He did not have a forecast for the year

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