Hackers grow armies of zombie PCs

Wednesday, 13 July 2005, 3:41 AM EST

Attackers are becoming increasingly aggressive as they look to grow their zombie armies of infected PCs, according to antivirus vendor McAfee. This week, the company reported that the number of systems infected with malicious software that allows the PC to be used for unauthorized purposes jumped by 303 percent during the second quarter of 2005 from the previous quarter.

By Robert McMillan at PC World.

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