Beware the bots

Monday, 9 October 2006, 7:37 AM EST

Thousands of government computers may be under the control of cybercriminals. Software bots--malicious code that turns PCs and servers into remotely controlled "zombies"--have dug into the computers of federal and state agencies, security experts say. Once infected, those computers can be used to distribute spam, launch denial-of-service attacks, and even direct sensitive information into the wrong hands.

At InformationWeek.

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