Hackers exploit lax home worker security

Thursday, 17 July 2003, 9:33 AM EST

Hackers are gaining access to corporate networks by exploiting lax security on over 350,000 home workers' PCs connected to their work IT systems, a recent survey has claimed.

According to the study from assurance company NCC Group, one in six PCs tested at testmysecurity.com were completely without protection.

With over two million UK employees using their home PC to access work networks, it is possible that 350,000 employee PCs are acting as back doors for hackers to attack business networks.

"This figure is alarming and one which businesses need to tackle as soon as possible," said Paul Vlissidis, head of risk at NCC Group.

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