Help! I've been spammed by Nato

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| Is this pretty normal for major organisations? I was under the assumption
| that if anyone had their act together in botty protection it would be them.

Even the Vatican, the US military, Pfizer and just about any place has got
spam-spewing Windows zombies (this was reported). 1 in 4 Windows PCs is said
to be own3d. That's how bad it is.


Pfizer's computers zombied

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| Rick Wesson, CEO of Support Intelligence, said this has been going on for six
| months. He's collected 600 spam emails to prove it and adds that 138 Pfizer
| IP addresses have been blacklisted by various spam-fighting groups. *

If Intent Can Be Proven, Microsoft Could Face Millions Of Mail Fraud Charges

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| The final results bore out the "conventional wisdom." If emails were donuts,
| Hotmail would be HomerSimpsonMail. I don't need to reiterate the figures,
| there they are in blue and red. But for a Hotmail account to destroy up to
| 81% of all emails with attachments prior to their delivery to a "generic" ISP
| email account is nothing short of absurd, as these Hotmail accounts were not
| the free variety, but the fully paid ones. Compare those figures to the ones
| where the generic ISP email accounts exchanged emails with attachments and
| you will clearly see the difference. The worst performance was in making 2%
| Vanish.

Hotmail still riddled with spam

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| Microsoft has admitted that up to 98 per cent of messages sent to
| Hotmail addresses are spam.
| [...]
| The findings will disappoint Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who
| predicted at the 2004 Davos World Economic Forum that spam would
| be "eliminated" within two years.

Microsoft is the world's biggest cause of zombie remailers

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| In China, it would take about one and one-half years wages (for the
| average Chinese) to buy a legitimate copy of Windows Vista. If you
| could find it here.
| Microsoft is the biggest cause of zombie remailers in the world,
| because they make noises, but do not do anything to address the
| real digital inequities in the world.

Botnet 'pandemic' threatens to strangle the net

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| Cerf estimated that between 100 million and 150 million of the
| 600 million PCs on the internet are under the control of hackers,
| the BBC reports.