Malicious hackers turn on each other

Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 2:15 PM EST

In the early days of computer attacks, when bright teens could bring down corporate systems, the point was often to trumpet a malicious hacker's success. No longer.

In today's murky world of digital viruses, worms, and Trojan horses, the idea is to stay quiet and use hijacked computers to flood the Internet with spam, spread destructive viruses, or disgorge e-mail to choke corporate systems.

By Peter N. Spotts at CBS News.

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