Over in my favorite white-hat tech forum, I read about all these bad people that infect other people's computers and get them to do things. Bad things like spam and DoS attacks, etc... Occured to me a while back that maybe these compromised machines might be unknowingly being used to proxy web-traffic. Is this the case? I get a lot of customers asking me why malware authors create their evil works, and it's hard for me to answer for certain. Is this one reason why? If so, why would they make these proxies available to everyone? Only thing I can think of is that it allows them anonymity and makes it harder to track their activities.