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ICT sustainability initiatives slowed by 'hidden' power bills

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Many companies around the world do not realise just how much electricity their office technology consumes, reports Pete Foster

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Online security: Malware writing becomes big-time crime

Online security: Malware writing becomes big-time crime | ICT | Scoop.it
“Fifteen years ago we saw a thousand types a malware a month, now we see three thousand a day,” says Richard Cohen, threat operations manager of Sophos Lab during a tour of the company’s head office outside Oxford in England last week.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 14, 2013 1:38 AM

“Fifteen years ago we saw a thousand types a malware a month, now we see three thousand a day,” says Richard Cohen, threat operations manager of Sophos Lab during a tour of the company’s head office outside Oxford in England last week.

That one statistic alone describes the scale of online security risks facing every computer user. Making matters worse is that the attackers have moved from enthusiastic amateurs to committed professionals.

A particularly notable change for home and small businesses has been the risk of ‘ransomware’ where a computer’s data is held hostage by the bad guys until an unlock code is paid for.