The secret world of hackers

Hackers are a shadowy bunch, lurking on the Internet, searching for unprotected PCs to exploit.

They find the vulnerable PCs using automated programs and then, without the victim even realizing what has happened, install programs on the PC that gives the hackers control. In many cases, the vicitim's computers are loaded with more programs that cause unwanted ads to pop up or send the browser off to pornographic Web sites for no apparent reason. Or the hacker may search the computer for credit card numbers and online bank account passwords, which literally is a license to steal. Tech Talk: The secret world of hackers

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 21st February 2006 7:32AM