Invasion of the spam zombies

According to Internet security company, Panda Software, zombie computers are now the biggest source of spam on the Internet.

A zombie is a computer infected with malware that enables the sender of the malware to take control of it. The malware most frequently used to convert computers into zombies are 'bots' - Trojans designed to automatically respond to commands of their creators.

Panda Software's finding comes in the wake of a call by the OECD for better education of consumer users of computers to ensure they have the knowledge to install and maintain the necessary anti-virus and other security software on their machines. iTWire - Invasion of the spam zombies

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 28th April 2006 9:46PM