New Hacker Program Takes Advantage Of P2P

By some estimates, hundreds of thousands of computers running Microsoft’s Windows operating system have already been infected worldwide. The program, software code that security researchers have dubbed “Phatbot,” allows its authors to gain control over computers and link them into file-sharing networks that can be used to send large amounts of spam e-mail messages or to flood Web sites with data in an attempt to knock them offline.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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