Small businesses left vulnerable to virus attacks

Friday, 7 May 2004, 1:06 AM EST

As the new Sasser virus does the rounds, research shows almost two-thirds of the country's small businesses have been the victim of a malicious online attack.

Sixty-three per cent have been affected by computer viruses, according to a survey last month by the Employers and Manufacturers Association for information security company Symantec. The survey showed internet security and virus protection were the most common IT concerns among small businesses, followed by the cost of licences, upgrades, and hardware.

By Ellen Read at The New Zealand News.

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