Sunday, January 07, 2007

Attack of the Zombie Computers Is Growing Threat - New York Times

Stark reality check 

Security researchers have been concerned about botnets for some time because they automate and amplify the effects of viruses and other malicious programs.

What is new is the vastly escalating scale of the problem — and the precision with which some of the programs can scan computers for specific information, like corporate and personal data, to drain money from online bank accounts and stock brokerages.

Source: Attack of the Zombie Computers Is Growing Threat - New York Times

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