You may be a phisher, and not even know it

The struggle to maintain security on the home PC takes a new twist once a machine is zombiefied. According to a recent report via a joint German/UK effort, phishers may likely be using your zombie machine to launch the spam attacks, but it doesn’t end there.

Phishers often use home computers to install URL redirection services, host phishing websites, as well as infect other machines that they can do the same to. As phishing attacks come and go like the wind, it is no wonder phishers don’t mind lending control of their offering to some grandmother’s Windows 98 box.