Cyber crime stays one step ahead

Computer crime is not only exploding in volume but is mutating faster than it can be contained, a new report to be published next week will warn. Some 2.5 million new types of malicious programme have been launched in the past two months alone – more than the previous 15 years put together, according to the latest data from the security firm Trend Micro. The UK now has around 1.25 million “infected” computers. And the average number of PCs across the world sending out spam emails every month shot up to 10 million last year, more than double the 4.2 million in 2006, which was double the 2.1 million in 2005…

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