Monday, June 18, 2007

FBI to Battle Zombie Horde

No, really. Read on.

Some estimates peg the number of email spams sent each day at around 55 billion, the vast majority of which are sent by infected PCs, usually without any knowledge of it by their owner.

It's all part of what's known as a botnet, giant networks of malware-infected PCs that act as slaves to a master controller via the internet. These PCs, called zombies, are perhaps the biggest security threat on the internet today.

(Thanks, Nick.)


Ross said...

This reminds me of when I was younger and my friends and I would come up with Zombie scenarios. For some reason I always ended up dying first....not cool.

Ross said...

One other thing why is it that spamming pc's are the biggest security threat on the internet today? Unless they are doing more than just sending emails about lowering your mortgage....