FTC press release today: FTC, Partners Launch Campaign Against Spam “Zombies”: “The Federal Trade Commission and 35 government partners from more than 20 countries have targeted the technology trick used by illegal spammers to tap into consumers’ home computers and use them to send millions of pieces of illegal spam. Spammers use hidden software that allows them to hijack consumers’ home computers and route spam through them. By routing their emails through “zombie” computers, the spammers are able to hide the true origin of the spam from consumers and make it more difficult for law enforcement to find them. Consumers often do not discover that they, themselves, have been sending spam.”
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