Virgin Media to Alert Malware-Infected Customers

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    The Register are reporting that Virgin Media are trialling an initiative that will send out letters to customers with Malware Infected computers, encouraging them to tighten security:

    "Virgin Media subscribers whose computers are part of a botnet can expect a letter warning them to tighten up their security, under a new initiative based on data collected by independent malware trackers.

    The UK's third-largest ISP will match lists of compromised IP addresses collected by the Shadowserver Foundation, among others, to its customer records.

    Those with infected machines will be encouraged to download free security software to remove the malware and protect their connection in future. Virgin Media says it expects to send out hundreds of letters per week initially, with plans to expand the campaign based on customer feedback."

    You can read more at The Register, here.
     

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