I am absolutely amazed by the number of horrendous mistakes that make it to the final version of the published tech article. Any article, be it on clusters or spammers, is written so shabbily these days that it makes me really go back to the ROTFL days of my childhood.
I was recently reading an article which described the case of a 21 year old spammer being sent to jail for 5 years. He was charged with running a zombie network and then renting it out to fellow miscreants to spread malware and run DDoS attacks and spam campaigns.
What is daunting to read is that the writer says that the accused Jeanson James Ancheta, spread malware that took control of zombie computers.
Take control of zombie computers. Why would he do that? That is professional suicide. Was he trying to take control of computers already infected and inder control of some other spammer?
What he atually did was spread malware that installed itself on the computers of unsuspecting virgin internet users, thus making their computers part of his zombie network.
A simple goof on part of the author gave the article a completely different meaning. The problem, though is not with the author. It is with the editing staff that needs to keep a tight eye on such declerations.