Hackers control more than a million PCs

Thursday, 17 March 2005, 4:31 AM EST

Attacks on PCs by botnets – the networks of so-called zombie computers – are becoming more of a problem, with more than a million hosts already controlled by hackers.

That's according to the Honeynet Project, an organisation that sets up PCs to be deliberately affected, which found that "the threat posed by botnets is probably worse than originally believed."

By Maxwell Cooter at PC Advisor.

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