Employees’ use of personal devices puts firms at risk of malware infection, says report
"Six-in-ten UK employees are putting their businesses at risk of malware infection by using their personal devices to access corporate networks and illegal pirated content, a study has revealed.
Although 80% of those accessing the content consider the personal security risks of doing so, only 60% consider the security implications for their employers, according to a study commissioned by threat management firm RiskIQ.
'Pirate sites are an easy way of distributing malware so it should be a major concern for corporate security teams that so many individuals don’t consider the security implications,’ said Ben Harknett, vice president for Europe at RiskIQ.
Our study of piracy sites for the Digital Citizens Alliance 'revealed that individuals who stream or download pirated content online are 28 times more likely to get malware than those who use legitimate services to obtain content,’ he said.”
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