So says PC World
Viruses: Fewer but Deadlier
More than 1.2 million incidents reported in 18 months.
Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
Thursday, March 20, 2003
The growth of malicious code slowed between July 2001 and the end of last year, but new viruses pose a more constant threat and last longer than those of previous years, a new survey of companies has found.
The Virus Prevalence Survey was conducted by ICSA Labs, an independent division of security firm TruSecure. ICSA Labs gathered information from 306 medium-size and large companies and from government agencies. The purpose of the survey was to understand trends in the prevalence of viruses and malicious code on computer networks. It covered more than 900,000 computer desktops, servers, and gateways, according to TruSecure.