FBI tries to fight zombie hordes, but not the good kind

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Despite the rather alarming headline from the BBC, there is not some kind of 28 Days Later epidemic going on in the North American Midwest. What the FBI is actually doing is contacting more than one million PC owners who have had their computers hijacked by cyber criminals. These hijacked home computers, known as “zombies”, are then used to spread spam, steal IDs and attack websites. Also, they eat brains, which is why people are so dumb about security, meaning it’s hard to say how much success Operation Bot Roast is going to have. [GT]

FBI tries to fight zombie hordes

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