Monday, August 29, 2005

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Moroccan, Turk Arrested for Computer Worm Attack

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Two men, one living in Turkey and the other in Morocco, have been arrested on suspicion of unleashing the Zotob and Mytob computer worms that wrought havoc on computer networks worldwide in the past two weeks. Turkish police on Thursday arrested Atilla Ekici, 21, while Moroccan authorities apprehended 18-year-old Farid Essebar. They acted on information supplied by computer crime specialists at the FBI and Microsoft, maker of the Windows 2000 software attacked by the worms.
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