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Hackers learning to can spam
The scheme--seemingly spread across desktops in the form of a virus--was tested by hackers throughout June, apparently to explore the possibility of infecting home machines with software that would generate unsolicited bulk e-mail without the knowledge of the machines' owners.
"I believe it was a dry run," said Michael Reaves, systems administrator at Adimpleo/FirstNetSecurity.com. Reaves' organization registered the first case of a "spamming trojan" on June 14, in the San Francisco Bay area, on Excite@Home's network. He believes a commercial version will soon be launched.
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