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AmigaWorld - Amiga Community Portal


Spam peddlers hijack computers

Date 3-Jul-2003 8:53:17
Topic: News


Computers belonging to thousands of companies across the world are being hijacked by e-mail spammers to disguise their true identities and host their websites.

A special investigation by the BBC has revealed that British Airways was used without its knowledge to host a website advertising Russian mail order brides.

Home computer users are even more at risk, because their equipment is usually even less protected.

The people responsible for the British Airways attack appear to be based in Argentina and send millions of indiscriminate spam e-mails a day, many of them pornographic in nature.

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