Wednesday, July 23, 2008

McAfee: SMBs Underestimate Cyber Crime Risks

Jeremy Kirk writes on InfoWorld:

The latest survey from security vendor McAfee has found that small to medium-size businesses wrongly conclude their revenue is too low to draw the attention of cybercriminals.

SMBs are in fact rich hunting ground for hackers, McAfee said. Although there may be less money or data to steal, the attacks are also less likely to gain the attention of law enforcement organizations such as the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Lots of small attacks add up to large amounts of revenue," according to the survey, which polled 500 companies in the U.S. and Canada. There are an estimated 7.4 million SMBs in North America.

More here.


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