Week in Numbers: Malware up 600 per cent


This week in the world of IT, an American informant and two unknown Russian men were indicted for one of the largest hacks to ever be tried in a US court, while BT announced itself the king of the Wi-Fi suppliers, and the European Commission promised to invest billions into research for 4G mobile networks.

10 - UK teens spend an average of a 10 hours a day staring at some sort of screen, according to a survey conducted by npower.

600 - According to security researcher PandaLabs, the number of computers infected by malware has risen by a staggering 600 per cent since 2008.

500,000 - BT announced this week that it has some 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the UK.

15.6 million - The European Commission this week confirmed that it will invest 15.6 million into research that will investigate the possibilities and benefits of high speed 4G networks for mobile internet.

130 million - US authorities indicted three men this week in one of the largest hacking and ID theft cases to ever be tried in a US court. The three men, one American informant and two Russians, stole 130 million credit and debit card numbers.