International bank HSBC seems to have annoyed someone in the cracker world, as they are currently suffering thousands of virus attacks a day. U.K. companies usually receive an average of seven viruses a day, but HSBC's group chief operating officer said that the bank often received tens of thousands times that figure. Since the company more than a trillion dollars in assets, itís a pretty tempting target.

"We are naturally very concerned about anything that would damage online banking. Customers will only do business online if they are convinced it is secure. Customers are no longer sure whether e-mails from financial institutions are genuine." - Alan Jebson, HSBC's group chief operating officer.