ZombieAlert scours networks for spam-spewing PCs

Thursday, 14 July 2005, 10:34 AM EST

Sophos is touting a new service that scours corporate networks for zombies -- PCs that have been hijacked without the owner's knowledge and turned into spam-spewing engines.

Sophos launched the alert service, dubbed ZombieAlert, that warns business, educational, and government administrators when some of the machines on their networks turn into the walking dead. So-called "zombies" account for more than half the world's spam, said Sophos.

By Gregg Keizer at InformationWeek.

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