Nice to see cited sources for once, re: crime costs
After seeing so many inflated guesstimates from computer security vendors over the past decade, it's good to see some hard numbers reported in by some very real people. The one dollar per person, as suggested by RW, sounds plausible. Serious enough to warrant attention, but not stupid.
Compare: "Code Red has already cost an estimated $1.2 billion in damage, and may top out at an incredible $8.7 billion when its bitter reign of destruction finally ends."
So, $240 million lost to real, reported fraud compared to $8.7 billion lost to imaginary, guesstimated damage from a single piece of malware. I wonder if any of the Code Red-affected folks filed insurance claims.