UK bandwidth boom spawns zombie armies

UK bandwidth boom spawns zombie armies The rapid growth of broadband adoption has increased the number of compromised Windows PCs in the UK, experts warn. During the first half of 2005, nearly a third of the world’s bot-infected computers, called “zombies,” were located in the UK, according to Symantec. Symantec estimates that there are between 1 million and 2 million computers worldwide infected with this bot software, which allows a system to be surreptitiously remote-controlled by hackers, said Dean Turner, senior manager of the Symantec Security Response team. Spirit of the age “Bot networks are valuable for a couple...

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