Spam peddlers hijack computers

Thursday, 3 July 2003, 12:24 AM EST

A special investigation by the BBC has revealed that British Airways was used without its knowledge to host a website advertising Russian mail order brides.

Home computer users are even more at risk, because their equipment is usually even less protected.

The people responsible for the British Airways attack appear to be based in Argentina and send millions of indiscriminate spam e-mails a day, many of them pornographic in nature.

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