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Zombie

A publicly-traded company that continues operations despite a merger or bankruptcy. Stocks in zombies are usually low in price because the companies are likely to cease operations (and the stocks will consequently become worthless). However, a few bottom feeders may be interested in a zombie if they believe that it can restructure and become profitable.

zombie

A company that remains in business even though it is technically bankrupt and almost surely headed for the graveyard.
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The electronic subterfuge mirrors similar denial of service attacks and hacking attempts recently orchestrated against high profile e-commerce sites such as CNN, AMAZON.
SCO last week confirmed that it was the victim of a denial of service attack and claimed that it had notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation for assistance.
As with all denial of service attacks, the objective of a DDOS is to overload a server with so many requests that it goes down.
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Shadowserver Foundation - This team of volunteer researchers employs a collaborative network to finger the "botmasters" that remotely control zombies and bot armies, making it possible to more easily identify and clean entire blocks of zombies being used for a range of malicious activities including identity theft, phishing and denial of service attacks, as well as spam.