Zombie PCs growing quickly online

Indictments and court cases in the US have once again thrown the spotlight on so-called zombie computers or bots.

In mid-February Californian Christopher Maxwell was charged with creating a network of remotely controlled computers or bots that they put to several uses.

The US alleges that Mr Maxell and two accomplices netted $100,000 by bombarding the owners of compromised computers with pop-up adverts. BBC NEWS | Technology | Zombie PCs growing quickly online

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 23rd February 2006 1:49AM