Wednesday, June 08, 2005

ZombieMeter keeps track of hacked PCs
(CNET News)

“Internet security company CipherTrust on Thursday breathed life into its ZombieMeter, a new system that tracks traffic from hacked, or zombie PCs, around the world.

A zombie is a computer--typically connected to the Internet via a broadband connection and without security software to protect it--that has been infected by a worm or virus and is used remotely to launch denial-of-service attacks and send spam and phishing e-mails.

So far this month, CipherTrust has found an average of 172,009 new zombies each day.”