FBI IDs identity thieves: 1 million computers affected

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 12:03 AM EST

ABC News has learned the FBI is targeting a small number of suspected hackers who allegedly took over thousands of personal computers secretly and used them to steal identities and send out massive amounts of spy and spam ware.

The FBI says they have identified 1 million computer addresses that have been affected. It's called "botnetting" -- where criminals turn other people's computers into servers and then use them for illicit activity.

At 7online.

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