Viruses on the increase

The latest edition of the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, covering the first six months of this year, makes sobering reading.

1st October, 2005

The latest edition of the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, covering the first six months of this year, makes sobering reading. Not only is the number of viruses and worms increasing but so too are the risks to unprotected PCs.

Virus writers aren't just doing it for fun anymore. They are using their ‘talents' to make money and steal confidential information.

From January through June 2005, Symantec recorded 10,886 new Win32 viruses and worms....

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