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
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