Online dangers increase

Monday, 21 February 2005, 5:04 PM EST

Antivirus firm McAfee has released the results of its study into "virtual criminology", identifying changing patterns of IT crime and weaknesses that criminal gangs can exploit.

McAfee security specialist Lee Fisher, author of the report, said the biggest risk for companies is their own apathy. "Firms believe (wrongly) that viruses and code are a benign risk, that because they have a firewall they are protected," he said, adding that "about 70 percent" of internet threats are driven by profit, not a desire for notoriety.

By David Neal at vnunet.

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