Zombie Pfizer computers spew spam

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 11:22 AM EST

Computers inside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's network are spamming the internet, but the e-mails are not part of Pfizer's official marketing efforts.

Pfizer's computers appear to have been infected with malware that has transformed them into zombie computers sending spam at the behest of a hacker. Oddly enough, they are spamming the public's inboxes with ads for the company's own product.

At Wired.

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