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Microsoft Takes on Spam Zombies

Hoping to turn the tide on spam zombies, Microsoft has filed suit against entities it said used compromised PCs to send millions of junk e-mail messages. A zombie is a computer--typically connected to the Internet via a broadband connection and without security software to protect it--that has been infected by a Trojan horse or other malicious code and is used remotely to send spam, mount denial-of-service attacks, or other online crimes. A network of zombies is referred to as a "botnet."

Read the whole story at Cnet, October 27, 2005 »

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