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Friday, August 26, 2005

FBI: Zotob Creators Nabbed!

The creators of the Zotob and Mytob have been arrested by the FBI.

The culprits were young men within my age range again carrying on the belief (which to some extent is true) that its young boys who hack and/or create viruses and worms.

Arrested are Farid Essebar (a.k.a. "Diabl0"),18, a Moroccan living and Russia, and
Atilla Ekici (a.k.a. "Coder"), 21, of Turkish residence.

The Zotob worm created much havoc around the world, infecting computers everywhere.

The Mytob worm was released in February and came through e-mail. The suspects allegedly used the information of their victims to commit bank fraud.

Follow the link to get the patch for Zotob.

If you'd like more information on Zotob click on either of my two earlier posts:

Worm Alert: Zotob
Worm Alert: Zotob (Update)

(Source: Security Fix)

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