Zotob Author May Be Virus Mastermind

The anti-virus company Sophos claims that the author of the Zotob Windows 200 worm, Farid Essebar, has written at least 20 other viruses. Techworld reports that the company made the claim after analyzing other viruses with Essebar’s "Dibal0" moniker. His other suspected viruses are the Mydoom variant, Mydoom-BG, and the Zotob-related Mytob worm that the company says currently accounts for over half of all virus traffic reported to it in August. The Russian-born Moroccan resident was arrested last Thursday, after computer forensic work by the FBI traced him and his alleged accomplice, Atilla Ekici, to addresses in the country, and in Turkey. Read more.

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