18/11/2008

Computer viruses and malware to spike on November 24

According to PC Tools, next Monday could be the worst day of the year for computer attacks.

Comparing information from more than 500,000 computers worldwide and data from the same period last year, PC Tools suggest the Monday before Thanksgiving in the US is a prime time for security attacks.

PC Tools believes this could be because of the increased online activity at this time of the year, as people starting shopping online for Christmas gifts, and for details of bargains they might be able to pick up on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, when many US stores hold huge sales.