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Rage Against The Machine

LoveBugs, Qaz and the Attack of the Zombie PCs-who's your friend in cyberspace? Nobody.

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This story appears in the January 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Michael Roman came home from a weekend-long conference one recent Sunday evening and noticed that there were 15 people logged on to the cable modem for his five-node business network. Only one problem: He was working alone at the time. Then he noticed that his own souped-up desktop was crawling along at a snail's pace.

The 41-year-old owner of Inhouse Appraisal Corp. in had been hacked, and computer users from locations as far away as were diligently downloading the MP3 music files he stored on his business computer.

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