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Feds to fight the zombies...

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 23rd, 2005, 1:26 pm

"Remote-controlled "zombie" networks operated by bottom-feeding spammers have become a serious problem that requires more industry action, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Tuesday."

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Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 23rd, 2005, 1:28 pm

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ISPs urged to throttle spam zombies....

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 25th, 2005, 12:40 pm

"The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with more than 35 government agencies worldwide, announced an ambitious effort on Tuesday to get ISPs and other organisations to deliver the net from the plague of zombie spam networks."

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Experts: Zombies ousting viruses.....

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 26th, 2005, 1:02 pm

"Virus authors are choosing not to create global epidemics--infections of the type caused by Melissa or Blaster--because that distracts them from their core business of creating and selling zombie networks, according to antivirus experts."

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ZombieMeter keeps track of hacked PCs...

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 27th, 2005, 2:21 pm

" Internet security company CipherTrust on Thursday breathed life into its ZombieMeter, a new system that tracks traffic from hacked, or zombie PCs, around the world.

Available on the CipherTrust Web site, the ZombieMeter tracks the number of new zombies that appear per hour and is designed to help identify Internet security threats, the company said in a statement"


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