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Re: How much longer..
From: Scott Francis <darkuncle () darkuncle net>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 14:25:11 -0700
On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 02:09:41PM -0700, darkuncle () darkuncle net said:
On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 01:07:15PM -0400, len () netsys com said:
How much longer will people put up with the millions of
dollars of losses in time, resources and service inflicted
on the net by the joke vulnerabilities in the toy operating
system known as Windows? Enough is Enough.
for those financial types reading the list (courtesy /. post):
California-based IT consultancy Computer Economics estimated worldwide
damage to be $2.6bn by the end of Thursday. It said that figure could soar
to $10bn by next week.
Lloyds of London put the estimate for Love Bug at $15 billion.
the economic damage from the Melissa virus in 1999 to be about $1 billion.
"Code Red, which started in mid-July, so far has cost the U.S. economy $2.6
"The Klez virus last year cost businesses $9 billion worldwide in lost
"SirCam", which also propagates through email, cost $1 billion.
"ILOVEYOU" virus: $2.6 - 15.0 Billion
Melissa: $1 Billion
CodeRed: $2.6 Billion
Klez: $9 Billion
SirCAM: $1 Billion
Estimated Total TCO: $16.2 - 28.6 billion
Scott Francis || darkuncle (at) darkuncle (dot) net
illum oportet crescere me autem minui
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