July 11, 2005 2:50 PM PDT

Report: Computer hijacking on the rise

Personal computers that play unwitting host to "zombie" code are proliferating at a startling pace, according to a new report.

Incidents involving the malicious code, also known as "bot" code, reached 13,000 from April through June, according to a report from antivirus-software maker McAfee. That's quadruple the number tracked by the company in the previous three months. McAfee estimated that 63 percent more machines were exploited by bot programs and by spyware and adware--their slightly less insidious, but more common, cousins--in the first six months of this year than in the whole of last year.

Computer security experts have identified zombie networks, or networks of systems with bot software installed, as a rising threat to consumers and businesses. The programs spread to vulnerable computers via chat room servers and file-sharing networks, experts said, and often go undetected by the PCs' owners.

Intruders can remotely control a network of infected machines to launch attacks on other computers and Web sites, spread spam and steal data, for example. Like most worms and viruses, zombie programs largely target machines running the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Spyware and adware also implant themselves surreptitiously on the computers of unsuspecting victims. But unlike zombie programs, they are mainly designed to report users' browsing habits and deliver pop-up ads. Such programs have become the scourge of the Internet, often frustrating people's Web experience and tying up their computers' processing power.

Public outcry over such programs has reached lawmakers' ears. Several anti-spyware bills are under review by Congress. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and its counterparts abroad recently announced that they'd urge Internet Service Providers to crack down on zombie perpetrators. New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed suit against Web marketer Intermix Media in April, charging it with being a source of adware and spyware programs that hinder online commerce and security.

But McAfee remains pessimistic about the fight against what it calls "potentially unwanted programs."

"There are four anti-spyware bills working their way through Congress to help tackle this growing problem, but we believe the problem is only going to get worse," Vincent Gullotto, a McAfee vice president, said Monday in a statement.

McAfee also said it saw a 12 percent increase in the number of new unwanted programs created in the past three months, compared with the previous three months.

The reported number of overall computer security vulnerabilities climbed about 5 percent in the second quarter, compared with the same period last year, exceeding 1,000 on various computing platforms, the company said.

A growing number of attacks are being launched with the goal of financial gain, McAfee noted. Some attackers use programs to steal financial data, while others attempt to hold a person or group ransom by gaining complete control over a machine or network.

McAfee also warned that researchers have discovered a new method for hacking cell phones using the Bluetooth wireless protocol. The technique allows an attacker with special equipment to connect to a Bluetooth handset without authorization.

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Who else gets targeted?
"Like most worms and viruses, zombie programs largely target machines running the Microsoft Windows operating system."

Besides MS Windows, who else gets targeted by zombie programs? Oh, please do tell!
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Everyone including the zombie programmed computers
The issue of rampaging worms and viruses in the computer system has made a very remarkable move by creating its awareness to the world that very soon even the microsoft organisation would be taken up unawares.
The only Key to this problems existing now is to produce an antivirus very specially made programmes to lock up specially areas in the windows and Jv viewers or else would be struck and that means that most computing system has to pay very high to grant acess since the primary motive of the hackers is to make money for thierselves.
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MICROSOFT NEEDS TO WAKE UP FASTER
The microsoft incooperation has made a very remarkable impression on people that they are the real devils existing in the computer industry but if we may purse and ask ourselves this rhetoric "if trully they are the wizards why then can't they lock up the hackers from the network?"
The answer is simply because its takes time for a small wizard to grow and when he grows he indeed would be looking for a way to be like its owners in orders the current hackers has be trained by scientist but now they trying to greater than their masters.
I am hereby suggesting for the microsoft incooperation to create a computer programme that can lock hacker from their networks and endeavor to ensure database integrity within their members so as to prevent the internet flaws.
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US Totem Entertainment Government Totem Darpa wifi dept. and have mal-ware all over my computer and life now.
Howard Raymond has my cc cards numbers, SS, bank account,and passwords and stated they are Virtuagirl.com
Paulraymond.com Totem Entertainment Government owned! He states they have a virtual - invisible Gov.Totem Darpa Rfid
Wifi retina-eye program cam in me and are selling me and my family in porn at their site. They have me in court right now because of their tormenting microwave worldwide mine control torture.
I have paid thousands for hospital and now court cases.

Not a joke. It's happening to me now and these people say they are Virtuagirl.com Totem Entertainment Howard Raymond Film Porn Crew a black gay group with racial hate for white christian republicans . They said they were a secret Government affliated expeimental Darpa, Rfid, wifi dept. from California a film porn crew. They are masters of torture, deceit and hate.
For over a year now this US Darpa Totem Government Company Howard William Paul Raymond.(King of Porn Soho) Paulraymond.com Club Mag
Virtuagirl.com manager told me they installed an online mind control Darpa wifi program or virtual chip without mine or other members knowledge from your computer monitor from their site into the retina of your eye then a program downloaded then controlled by wifi from your house electricity, silently with no computer on nor cam of your own but have an invisable program cam used to record and projest anything they desire at any angle or degree in complete darkness if nessecary, with an an unannouced Darpa Gv. Adv. Alien X-ray tech. to view or sell anything you do anywhere you go to their site wified 24 hours a day. They threaten you with it and use Wifi brain and pressure point pain and said they used me and my family in virtualized incest porn and revirtualized my dead father to torture me with then told me my mother and brother
are dead or dying in a wreck or somewhere else every day to call 911 then laugh.

Article on WIFI RFID-Radio Freq. ID invisable secretly implanted mind programs.

RFID Chips fuse with Brain Cells, then controlled via WiFi
Cameras installed into the retina allows vision for the blind!
This technology is quite fascinating, these chips literally allow data to be transferred directly into the brain from a WiFi connection. Literally downloading information from the Internet or electronic source to the physical brain. This same technology will allow the monitoring Real time 24 hours a day 7 days a week of the individuals chipped with the RFID. These chips relay the electronic impulses of the brain to the Host for deciphering, wether its what the individual is seeing, feeling, tasting, hearing, thinking, etc... Each thought has a unique signature that Computer programs can decipher. So full time spying through the eyes of the individual, either animal, human, or insect. This technology is an
Alphabet agencies wet dream. Think about it for a minute, everything you experience can be recorded, stored, translated into a VR reality. Remember the saying, "Be careful what you think, they can read your mind"?

RFID Chips fuse with Brain Cells, then controlled via WiFi
"We here at inhabitant love DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) — they are the people behind plans for a transforming Flying car, batteries that are smaller than grains of salt, and oh, they invented the Internet. Now, in partnership with IBM, DARPA is investing $21 million in a project to develop a series of experimental computer chips that will be designed to replicate the human brain's perceptive, Active and cognitive abilities.

All this materialism - like Gov. incentive for overpopulation, unwed mothers to have more children for more Gov. tax.
Overpopulation (more tax collection) causing global warming with high Co2 and methane levels from automobiles and refineries with depletion of our natural resourses water, oxygen, trees and animals, then us. The anartic melting at 10% a year. How long do we have? Who cares?
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I am not responsible for any of this Howard W. Raymond/Thornton told me all of this was true !

They are from Palm Desert, Palm Springs, CA.

Att: Virtuagirl.com Members - Porn Hijacked Totem Online Darpa Retina Eye Wifi -Implant from your monitor. Torture - Virtuagirl.com H. Raymond/Thornton.

They view and sell members sex!
H. Raymond said he and Thornton are CIA or from a Government Darpa Dept. under the head Wifi man Obama.

Raymond said I made Obama and Raymond's Democratic Party very angry when I posted the US is going down at my Virtuagirl.com members site board.

Raymond said he installed an unknown to public from a Gov. Darpa Dept. A Darpa Wifi Rfid Alien Advanced Tech. invisible
program or micro-chip in the retina of your eye from your monitor and it is controlled by wifi anywhere you go 24 hrs a day.

It projects a virtual real cam I have none of my own anywhere and they view and record you anywhere you go. Raymond said they were doing a porn film and he was selling me and my brother in sex from my room at Virtuaguy.com or Virtuagirl.com and I signed up to do this by clicking on a link. No!
No I did not! They have been telling me 2 years do sex mast. at the or Virtuagirl.com, Virtuagirl.com site or another unknown site and they blocked the link from my computer with their program running and they would pay me and leave me alone.

Howard and David told to stand up when I climax and say thank you Jay (Howard Raymond - David Thornton) for the money and thank you Cindy L. for the software then they would pay me $100,000 or $1,000,000 to get them off the hook of selling me live wifi and porn movie.

This is all real hard to believe is is for myself and is about a company that does virtualiztion Virtua.com, Virtuagirl.com Totem Entertainment.

Update to the Virtuagirl.com Totem Enter. Wifi torture posts and torture they are doing now.

I want their 20,000,000 members to know they are being invisibly wified and sold.
They are now telling me they are going to get me arrested for what they filmed in my room illegally real or virtual constructed?

They want to give me $100,000 to let Raymond sell my illegal video's of sex from my bedroom that he has already sold online for
2 yrs. to bring me and my family to California to live in a Townhouse for year. I was supposed to meet Cyndi Lauper in Houston in a concert for $1,000,000 for a Wifi Fk record of the world. It was a lie!

I didn't know Satan was a ****. Raymond loves gay, masturbation and sex! They have lots of online girl and guy stripper sites, Howard views, records and harrass members there.
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Gov. Darpa Illegal Microwave Retina Eye Implant From Monitor. Raymond's Christian Republican hate.
Howard Raymond is installing an online invisible microwave retina eye program from your computer's monitor with a Gov. Darpa computer.

Howard Raymond last address 72310 Blueridge Ct., Palm Desert. CA said and is microwave harassing me with Gov.
Darpa Wifi Microwave Implant and is a heroin user for 42 years from London and he brags about being US Darpa Gov. Obama Exe. immune to lawsuits for US warfare research. He says Obama would get rid of me if I didn't stop posting against their demonic retina eye implant, Raymond said Darpa was offering me 1 mil to ok his illegal porn sold from my room.

He keeps threatening me with he is sending out my sex or illegal
videos out of my room to police or girls in my town because he has a
gov. program in my computer and my monitor is Virtuagirl.com
and I am selling illegal sex from my room. Virtuagirl members your
sex is being sold like many porn sites! This Democratic party from
CA. say they are implanting their state and the world for global electronic mind control for the New World Order?
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Darpa Obama/Raymond wifi stop implanting US. Civilians!
Virtuagirl.com porn owners Howard Raymond and D. Thornton are implanting the US under Exe. Darpa Obama.
US Gov. Darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, invisible Alien Tech.) alien microwave tech. for war, used for mind control
and surveillance warfare torture on US civilians! (I can't believe this either!!!)
Howard said 50 % of the USA are already invisibly Adv. Alien Tech. retina eye implanted for mind control.
Darpa US Gov. Adv. Alien Technology from past alien spacecraft and extra-terrestrials captives.
This Darpa invisible micro or program retina right eye implant from monitor or cell is invisible like a Computer program download and
Darpa Gov. Computer installed. This Micro implant forms an invisible micro cell phone connection in your ear with an electronic voice you can hear and be tormented with, it also forms an invisible adv. alien tech. cam that can view, record and sell you and your sex anywhere to his porn sites. Howard stated he is Porn Gov. Obama Immune that is what he and his father Billionaire King of Porn Paul Raymond from London has done since wifi began!

You are probably implanted and don't know it. Darpa is the only one that can remove it and they won't.

Howard torture on myself and my posts are ruining their takeover plan implanting the world for the New World Order.
This micro is invisibly implanted from your computer or cell phone from any of his porn sites or a Gov. site!!!
Implanters in all sectors of US and other countries. Raymond said the Gov. franchises all porn sites with tax payers money! Christians!

They hate me and target Christian Republicans! I am Lee lee563@ykcwb.com. If you think this is a joke email me!

Howard Raymond states his US Gov. Darpa Agency was responsible for the CA. "Voices In Your Mind" implants and wifi invisible chipping the world for the New World Order mind control.

Howard is brain damaged Gin and Heroin 42 years, he needs an exorcist! He should be tortured jailed and deported with his boss for wifi torturing implanting the world for US War or for worldwide human androids! This Wifi Satan said he loves wifi implanting human torture using microwave pain in muscles and skin, and like a heart attack.
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