Report: Viruses spreading on the double

Wednesday, 19 June 2002, 11:17 AM EST

Computer viruses are proliferating faster than ever, according to British security company MessageLabs, which reported that it caught as many pests in the first half of 2002 as it did in all of last year.

The company, which screens corporate email accounts for viruses, said it intercepted more than 2 million infected messages in the first six months of 2002, double what it encountered in the same period last year.

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