Virus Attack Costs On the Rise–Again

September, 2003


In 2002, the worldwide financial impact from virus attacks dropped for the first time in 7 years. However, fueled by the costly virus Slammer and “The August Can of Worms,” the financial impact of virus attacks is on the rise again. Many factors have contributed to the rising costs, including the bleak reality that many companies are still not prepared to handle the threat from fast-spreading virus attacks.