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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: VXers creating 150 zombie programs a week Reply with quote

By John Leyden
Published Wednesday 5th January 2005 12:23 GMT
Malicious programs capable of turning home PCs into zombies controlled by hackers are growing at between 150 to 200 per week. McAfee's Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (AVERT) reports that bots (now numbering over 7,000) and mass mailing viruses are the greatest threat to enterprises. Meanwhile exploits and adware account for over 60 per cent of the malicious threats impacting consumers.

Already Windows PCs submitted to online scanning by McAfee contained an average of 13 adware components. It warns that spam encoded to take advantage of the latest exploits to install spyware will ramp up consumer security risks even higher.

Full read:
http://www.theregister.com/2005/01/05/mcafee_avert_report/
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