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November 27, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

They wouldn’t by any chance be talking their book, would they? The Computer Virus Industry Association, made up of companies that sell vaccine software, believes that the November 3 virus that paralized Unix machines on Arpanet cost about $96m, calculated on the basis that it took an average of 12 programmers at each site 36 hours apiece (at $22 an hour) to check every computer that may have been affected; 6,200 computers were hit and if each was out for about 16 hours (at $372 per hour) that makes $95.827m.

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