Your home computer may be committing a crime at this very moment. It might be sending out spam. It might be buying stock as part of a pump-and-dump scheme. Or it might be helping attack the Internet itself, silently and invisibly, as you read this story. And the odds your computer is a criminal are quickly rising.
Either it’s a slow news day or someone just found out that you can use bots can be hidden on your computer and used to spam users into buying penny stocks. But I guess there are people out there that don’t know their PCs can do these crimes.
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2007/03/bots_story.html (via Internet Archive)