Are you ready for International Kill A Zombie Day, 2012?

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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Naked Security letting Hallowe'en go to its headHave you decided what you’re going to do for Halloween?

Maybe your plan is to dress up as a vampire, or cover the house with fake cobwebs, or wrap yourself in a toilet paper to pretend to be a marauding Egyptian mummy.

But here’s my request – use the excuse of Halloween to kill some zombies instead.

You’re reading Naked Security, so my guess is that you have at least a passing interest in computer security issues. So, what better time than Halloween to go kill some zombies?

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Networks of zombie computers (also known as botnets) are used by criminal hackers to spread spam and malware, launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and steal confidential information.

More than 90% of all spam sent today is relayed from computers that have been hijacked and turned into zombies by malicious hackers.

Here’s a movie trailer we’ve made to encourage you to join the fight against zombies:


You can help the fight by joining our “Kill A Zombie” campaign, and scanning computers belonging to your friends and family for malware.

Learn more now and.. Kill a Zombie

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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