Computers infected with a well-known virus began downloading a new spam tool Sunday night used by hackers to send unwanted e-mail.
Virus writers part of the infamous Bagle spam gang began sending a new spamming tool Sunday night to thousands of hacked computers, said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for F-Secure Corp., a security company based in Helsinki.
If a computer is infected with the Bagle virus, a hacker can download other malicious programs to the machine. In turn, those programs can send out spam to other machines without the knowledge of the user.
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