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Cyber conmen ‘hijack desktop PCs’

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Cyber conmen 'hijack desktop PCs'

Huge numbers of desktop PCs are passing on e-mails for conmen trying to steal confidential details, say experts.

Analysis by mail security firm Ciphertrust reveals that the hijacked computers are unwitting accomplices for almost all so-called phishing attacks.

Its research shows that the hijacked PCs are organised into five separate networks of zombie computers that send out the fraudulent e-mails.

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