Security experts are urging service providers to be more proactive in
tracking infected machines and taking them off their networks, after new
statistics showed that many computers remain infected for months on end.
New figures from security vendor Trend Micro released today suggest that the
UK suffered over three million infected host IPs last year, a quarter of which
belonged to businesses.
The statistics refer only to IP addresses and not individual PCs, but could
mean that a lot more that three million devices in the UK were hit last year,
according to Trend Micro chief technology officer Dave Rand.