Home computers targeted by hackers '50 times a day'


Home PCs could be under attack from hackers over 50 times a night, suggests a BBC News Website experiment.

The BBC News Website team set up a ‘honeypot’ PC – a computer that looks like a normal PC online but records everything that's done to it – in order to find out the dangers facing web users.

Every single time the 'honeypot' was put online it was attacked. In one of the busiest nights of malicious online activity, the computer was attacked 53 times: Home computers targeted by hackers '50 times a day' | the Daily Mail

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