Apathy virus grips UK’s computer users

Apathetic
staff are costing employers millions of pounds because they cannot be bothered
to stop the spread of computer viruses.

More
than half of the 1,000 staff questioned by business security firm Novell, said
that they would "not be particularly bothered" if they got a computer
virus, while only one in 20 cared if they infected other PCs.

Two-thirds
of staff said they didn’t know even the most basic safety test, while nine out
of 10 said stopping viruses should  be
left to the IT department.

Viruses
can be devastating to business, with the recent MyDoom virus costing companies
£20bn.

Steve
Brown, managing director of Novell, said companies that did not educate
employees of the risks viruses posed were inviting hackers and viruses into
their businesses.

By Michael Millar

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