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Submission + - Congress hacked - again, botnets on the rise

cluge writes: Once again the computers used by the US congress have been compromised. This has happened before, and the attacks are thought to come from either China or Russia. Some industries aren't much better, 60% of the computers at multiservice businesses that serve the immigrant community in the United States are actively infected with malware according to one study. The shadowserver foundation says the number of machines that are part of botnets has quadrupled in 2008. Is 2009 going to be the year of the compromised PC?

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