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Software Piracy in Peru Saw Minor Decrease in 2015

Thanks to consistent actions against piracy and a greater push for companies and institutions to use legal source programs, piracy in Peru fell to 63% in 2015 from 70% in 2014.
Piero Calderon, a Peruvian representative of The Software Alliance (BSA), revealed the decline at the Innovation Through IT Forum organized by the Peruvian Chamber of Nordic Trade.
During his presentation, Calderon also noted that there is a direct link between malware attacks and the use of illegal or pirated software, stating that last year there were more than 430 million new units of malware, 36% more than in 2014.
Lats year, research firm IDC estimated that cyber attacks cost the world more than US$ 400 billion.

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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