Great news for the Internet! Lots of programs flying around trying to turn PC's into zombies. Now, I'm sure most people here will have the necessary preventative measures in place, but it's quite likely that we have friends or relatives who do not.
Malicious programs capable of turning home PCs into zombies controlled by hackers are growing at between 150 to 200 per week. McAfee's Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (AVERT) reports that bots (now numbering over 7,000) and mass mailing viruses are the greatest threat to enterprises. Meanwhile exploits and adware account for over 60 per cent of the malicious threats impacting consumers.
Read more over at The Register.