Phishing & BotNets
[News story] - Microsoft takes on spam zombies Oct 27 2005 09:22PM
Nick Bilogorskiy (nbilogorskiy fortinet com)
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. ...
Zombie PCs have become a serious problem that requires more industry action,
the Federal Trade Commission said earlier this year. Microsoft believes more
than half of all spam is sent by zombies. The FTC has launched "Operation
Spam Zombie" and asked Internet service providers to quarantine zombies and
help users clean the PCs.

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