ISPs urged to throttle spam zombies

Wednesday, 25 May 2005, 1:04 AM EST

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with more than 35 government agencies worldwide, announced an ambitious effort on Tuesday to get ISPs and other organisations to deliver the net from the plague of zombie spam networks. The group is encouraging ISPs to identify and quarantine customers whose PCs may have unwittingly been turned into spam zombies, under the control of hackers.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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