Spam overtakes malware and hacking damage
London, UK - 06 November 2003, 15:00 GMT - October has been one of
the worst months for spam proliferation according to the mi2g Intelligence
Unit. The economic damage caused by spam worldwide as measured in terms of
denial of service and productivity losses has reached $10.4 billion in October
. In comparison the damage from malware - viruses and worms - was $8.5 billion
and hacker damage from verifiable overt digital attacks in October was significantly
below $1 billion worldwide.
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