Worm sparks rise in zombie PCs

Malicious code that exploits a recent Windows hole has led to significant growth in the number of hijacked PCs, according to messaging security company CipherTrust.

On Tuesday, CipherTrust reported a 23 percent growth in the total number of so called zombie PCs it has detected. The jump is due to the spread of Mocbot worm variants, CipherTrust said. Mocbot, also known as Cuebot and Graweg, exploits a Windows security flaw for which Microsoft issued a patch with security bulletin MS06-040 on Aug. 8. Worm sparks rise in zombie PCs | CNET News.com

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