New zombie spam technique may increase spam levels

Thursday, 3 February 2005, 9:21 AM EST

If the warnings of security experts are to be believed, we are on the verge of a major onslaught of spam. Writers of malware that co-opts PCs into zombie spam armies have changed tack. Previously, PCs that had been hijacked had been set up as mail servers were and used to send out thousands of e-mails per day directly to... well, most of the world. Now, newer versions of the Trojans are having the compromised computers send the spam through their owners' ISPs.

According to Steve Linford, director of SpamHaus, the onslaught is already underway.

By Eric Bangeman at Ars Technica.

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