Computer Economics has determined that the economic impact of virus attacks on information systems around the world amounted to $17.1 billion in 2000. Economic impact is comprised of the costs to clean viruses from networks, servers, and client systems; restore lost or damaged files; and the lost productivity of workers caused by system outages and downtime. The economic impact of virus attacks on information systems around the world amounted to $12.1 billion in 1999.
Virus Attacks Cost Organizations $17.1 Billion in 2000
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