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November 16, 2006 at 10:11 AM

Russian bots causing increase in spam

Have you been seeing an increase in spam lately? That may be because Russian hackers have gained control of 70,000 computers to create a vast bot network through which to send the messages, eWeek reports.

Those computers are infected with a virus that, remarkably, cleans other bad viruses from the machines so it can have full run of the place.

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