USD 169 billion malware damage in 2004
Bagle heralds 'deja vu' in 2005!

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London, UK - 31 January 2005, 14:30 GMT - The total economic damage from malware - viruses, worms and trojans - in 2004 is estimated to lie between USD 169 billion and USD 204 billion, making 2004 the worst year on record by a wide margin according to the mi2g Intelligence Unit, the world leader in digital risk. 2003 did not log even half of the malware economic damage figures attributable to 2004. With an installed base of around 600 million Windows based computers worldwide, this works out roughly as average damage per installed machine of between USD 281 and USD 340.


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