The Case of the "Zombie King"

Imagine your computer being taken over by an outside force and used to send spam, to engage in cyber extortion, and to launch web attacks—all without you ever knowing about it.

Welcome to the not-so-brave new world of “zombies ”—Internet computers infected with malicious codes known as “bots” (short for “robots”) that secretly connect these PCs to websites or chat rooms where they can be controlled remotely. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Press Room - Headline Archives

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 8th May 2006 10:15PM