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NEWS - May 16, 2006

Keylogger spying at work on the rise, survey says
By Munir Kotadia, ZDNet Australia
Published on ZDNet News: May 16, 2006, 1:28 PM PT

The number of companies reporting a spyware infestation has increased by almost half in the past 12 months, according to a new survey.

In addition, 17 percent of companies with more than 100 employees have spyware such as a keylogger on their networks, said the authors of the annual Websense Web@Work survey, published on Tuesday.

"This is almost 50 percent growth in the instances of keyloggers that organizations are reporting back," said Joel Camissar, a manager for Internet security specialist Websense. "Despite the organizations' having a 'best of breed' antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall, we are still detecting a huge amount of back-channel spyware communication."

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