Apathy remains a threat to security

Friday, 22 August 2003, 8:03 AM EST

UK internet users dont appear to be worried about the effects of viruses until its almost too late. This is the latest from research into BT Openworlds customer base.

This week has seen a number of virulent viruses attack the virtual world and, as a result, demand for BT Openworlds security products has risen by over 900 per cent!

Duncan Ingram, managing director for BT Openworld said: "We are urging all our customers to protect themselves with virus filters and other security products. We have already seen a huge rise in demand this week but we would recommend that our customers continually check they have the best security in place all year round, not just when viruses attack."

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