London, UK - 1 September 2003, 11:00 GMT - August has become the worst
month for digital damage in the wake of the infamous Sobig and MSBlast malware
according to mi2g, the world leader in digital risk. $32.8 billion
of economic damages have been calculated for August as a result of overt and
covert hacker attacks as well as malware - virus and worm - infections. $29.7
billion of economic damages worldwide are traced back to Sobig alone - the
largest damage amount directly attributable to one type of malware or hacker
incidence - according to the mi2g Intelligence Unit.