Education sector most affected by malware

Angela Moscaritolo reports:

During the first six months of 2010, academia was the sector most impacted by malware, according to a report issued Monday by anti-virus firm Trend Micro.

The report, which covers cybercrime incidents from January to June, states that 44 percent of all malware infections hit schools and universities, which often have “complex, distributed and diverse infrastructures.”

Read more on SC Magazine.

In commenting on the finding, Trend Micro suggests that part of the problem is

… the number of students using old and out of date software and security, and possibly visiting suspect websites. These issues compound the challenges related to securing a complex, distributed and diverse infrastructure.

hat-tip, @kanguru_news

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