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Microsoft conducts study on prevalence of software piracy

Microsoft released results from a study on pirated software revealing the impact it has on consumers and businesses. According to the data, consumers will spend $25 billion and collectively waste 1.2 billion hours this year as the result of downloading pirated software. On the business side, companies will spend $500 billion on fixes in 2014 to issues with pirated software. This data is from a recent IDC study in conjunction with Microsoft’s initiatives to combat software piracy and create greater awareness of the connection between cybersecurity, breaches, malware and piracy.