1.4 million Chinese PCs infected by viruses last week

Reports from China suggest that more than 1.4 million PCs were infected during the week-long May Day jollydays last week.

According to statistics from Kingsoft, a major IT security firm in China, a total of 1,421,198 computers were infected during the holiday, about a third more than during the same period last year.

"Most of the computers were affected by Trojan viruses because more Internet users play online games or shop online during the holidays," said Dai Guangjian, an anti-virus consultant with the firm.

Interesting stuff eh? Just goes to show that the Chinese PC user community, despite its high levels of technical prowess, still has as many problems - if not more - than we do here in the West...