Trojan proxy-servers – and multipurpose Trojan viruses that function as proxy servers – can attack and infect multiple computers, in order to establish a ‘zombie network’. The cybercriminal then has control over every computer within the zombie network and can use their combined computing power for the mass distribution of spam email.
By using a Trojan virus to set up a zombie network of thousands – or tens of thousands of infected computers – spammers can benefit in the following ways:
Effective anti-malware software can defend your devices against the Trojan viruses that infect and add machines to a zombie network. Kaspersky Lab offers world-class anti-malware solutions that defend the following devices against computer viruses, Trojan viruses, worms and a wide range of other cyber threats: