No love bug bites this Valentine

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No love bug bites this Valentine

Antony Savvas

intY, which provides e-mail anti-virus and spam protection services to UK SMEs, have forecasted that the Love Bug computer virus is unlikely to cause turmoil this year, but warned that SMEs should not drop their guard.

Based on its round the clock monitoring of viruses and spam targeting small businesses e-mail boxes, IntY said that there has been no recorded incidence of Love Bug for three months.

Mark Herbert, chief executive officer and founder of intY, said, “While it looks like the passion has gone out of Love Bug, SMEs shouldn’t be complacent."

intY also advised its clients to expect an influx of Valentine’s Day spam and be wary of any attachment that claims to be a Valentine’s Day greeting.

"Virus writers are increasingly relying on social engineering to get around anti-virus defences. So thinking twice before blithely clicking on an attachment could ensure small businesses don’t suffer more than just broken hearts this 14 February,” Herbert said.

intY MailDefender is a managed service which filters the e-mail traffic of small business customers for computer viruses, spam and other malware.

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