By Bobbie Johnson
November 17 2008
Internet users are being warned to stay vigilant by researchers who
believe that next Monday could be the worst day the year for computer
After analysing information on viruses and internet worms taken from
more than 500,000 machines around the world, security experts at PC
Tools have pinpointed November 24 as the potential peak of malicious
software activity for 2008.
Data from 2007 showed that the high point of action from viruses, worms
and other internet-based attacks came three days before America's
Thanksgiving holiday, leading them to suggest that the same day could
prove the bleakest 24 hours of this year.
The company says the increase in virus activity could be the result of
internet shopping in the run-up to Christmas, as millions of users begin
going online to purchase gifts for their friends and family.
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