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Experts Identify Tricks Spammers Use

British experts have found the first hard evidence that hundreds of thousands of computers are deliberately infected with viruses by spammers who use the machines to distribute pornography and junk mail. A Gloucester-based computer security firm, MessageLabs, established that a virus which was sent to up to 1 million computer users over two days last week was the work of a spammer trying to gain access to machines to distribute ads for websites carrying incest pornography. Internet security experts and anti-spam campaigners have suspected for some time that spammers would use viruses to access computers, but the MessageLabs investigation is the first conclusive proof. Full Story

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