2006 Declared Year Of The Zombies

Broadband connected computers commandeered by spammers drove a 30% increase in the amount of spam headed to consumer email boxes and corporate networks, an email security firm says.

Remotely controlled armies of computers, called zombies, spread to all regions of the world in 2006, with as many as 8 million computers spewing billions of junk e-mails on any given day, Commtouch said Wednesday in its 2006 Spam Trends Report.

New sophisticated spamming techniques overcame traditional anti-spam methods, such as content filtering, heuristics, and IP address blacklisting, the report said. 2006 Declared Year Of The Zombies - News by InformationWeek

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