Security Watch: Days of downtime are a very real risk

Experts warn large companies that smaller business partners may become an attack vector.

6th April, 2014

The damage inflicted by web-borne threats such as a spear-phishing or spyware can range from ''a few more calls to the helpdesk to ''complete shut down for three or four days. That's the stark warning from Conor O'Neill, security consultant with Espion.

''I've seen it happen to businesses. On a broader scale you only have to look back to the Playstation Network, a huge operation which a few years ago had to be turned off...

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