Instances of zombies on the rise

Wednesday, 30 August 2006, 2:46 PM EST

There has been a 23 per cent increase in the total number of zombies detected this week due to the release of a modification of the Mocbot worm, according to CipherTrust Research Labs.

An average of 265,000 zombies have been identified per day since the release of the Mocbot worm, which is exploiting the MS060-040 Windows vulnerability announced on 8th August.

At vnunet.

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