ISPs found innocent of aiding zombie attacks in 'trial'

Wednesday, 8 June 2005, 1:35 PM EST

ISPs were put on "trial" Tuesday, with hundreds of IT security professionals serving as jurors, for not doing enough to keep subscribers' computers from being compromised and used as tools in attacks on corporate networks.

The plaintiffs, a couple of fictional companies hit by denial of service attacks, argued that ISPs could do more to prevent "zombie" machines used in attacks by scanning subscribers' computers, monitoring traffic and shutting down suspicious network uses.

By Grant Gross at InfoWorld.

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