They would have needed to gain physical access to the machine and installed some sort of remote power switch, I assume.
I believe that if someone can access the BIOS, they can set the computer to come on automatically at a set time every day if they like.
posted on 06/17/2013 1:04:45 PM PDT
(Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
Happened to us years ago (dial-up modem days). Got hacked and someone programmed the machine to dial some number in Africa at 4AM and begin forwarding emails. Little problem in that the early morning one-hour call to Senegal stuck out like a sore thumb on our phone bill.
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