This is really pitiful, 2.1 miilion computers replaced due to malware. Thanks Microsucks!
Online Threats Cost Consumers $8.5 Billion Over Last Two Years
Consumers have lost almost $8.5 billion over the last two years to viruses, spyware, and phishing attacks. But computer security problems have been good for the computer business -- consumers replaced some 2.1 million computers due to malware infections.
Consumer Reports published these findings in its September issue as part of its annual State of the Net survey. The data is based on a survey of 2,071 online households conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
Among other notable data points: consumers have a 1 in 6 chance of being victimized by cybercrime, down from a 1 in 4 chance in 2007; 19% of respondents said they didn't have anti-virus software on their computer; and 75% of respondents said they didn't have an anti-phishing toolbar.