Because informational parasitism involves the execution of code belonging to another digital organism, it creates a vulnerability that has been exploited by a new class of adaptations. Certain ``hosts'' have evolved a means of capturing the CPUs of parasites that execute their code, in effect, parallelizing themselves by stealing CPUs from parasites. The presence of these ``hyper-parasites'' in the environment can lead to the rapid elimination of parasites.
A hyper-parasite (red, three piece object) steals the CPU from
a parasite (blue sphere). Using the stolen CPU, and its own CPU (red
sphere) it is able to produce two daughters (wire frame objects on left
and right) simultaneously.