Don’t Get Tricked on Halloween by Zombies

Timing their effort to coincide with national Cyber Security Awareness Month and Halloween, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Action and Microsoft Corp. are urging consumers to protect themselves from the threat of “zombies,” computers that are infected with malicious code so they can be controlled remotely by other people for illegal purposes. Through technological trickery, criminals can use these unconscious accomplices to send illegal spam, launch phishing campaigns to steal personal information, attack Web sites and computers, or engage in other illegal activity.

Read articles in PC World, PC Magazine, and Information Week.

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