Zotob Worm Writer Snagged by FBI

Police have arrested two people in Turkey and Morocco under suspicion of involvement in the Zotob, Rbot and Mytob computer worms that recently wreaked havoc on Windows operating systems. Techworld reports that information from Microsoft’s cybercrime investigation division was shared with the FBI and subsequently Turkish and Moroccan police. Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey and Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco were arrested on Thursday, 12 days after the release of the first Zotob worm. The FBI is not currently seeking extradition of the suspects to the U.S., but is working with local authorities in Turkey and Morocco to prosecute the individuals. Read more.

Copyright © 2005 IDG Communications, Inc.

8 pitfalls that undermine security program success