Sunday, August 14, 2005

ISPs versus the zombies


"In the next few months, ISPs in the United States will begin receiving reports on the zombies, or PCs open to control by hackers, that lurk on their networks. The data will be sent out by the Federal Trade Commission, which said in May that zombies have become such a serious problem that more industry action is required.
What's new:
Internet service providers face mounting pressure to keep their networks free of zombies, which are increasingly used to launch phishing and other attacks.

Bottom line:
If ISPs don't assume more responsibility for cleaning up, people could lose their trust in online activity and the Internet take a hit, experts warn."



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