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by Art Jahnke

New Site Tracks Zombies

May 31, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Infoworld reports that a new website is offering visitors hourly information on the global activity of new zombies by tracking data it receives through its IronMail e-mail security appliances. The site. CipherTrust’s new ZombieMeter resource, counted an average of 172,009 new zombies a day for the first three weeks in May. Of these, 20% are in the U.S. and 15% in China. That represents a slight shift from late March and early April, when around 20% of the 157,000 new zombies it identified on average each day were in China. Zombies are Internet-connected computers that have been infected by malicious code that allows hackers to control them remotely. They are often used to launch denial-of service attacks or send unwanted e-mail. Read more.