By August 27, 2005

Worm writers captured

Two men, one in Morocco and one in Turkey, have been arrested over the unleashing of a computer worm that affected US firms earlier this month.
Moroccan authorities detained Farid Essebar, 18, while Atilla Ekici, 21, was arrested by Turkish authorities on Thursday, the FBI said.

They are believed to be responsible for the Zotob worm that targeted computers using Microsoft operating systems.

More than 100 firms were affected including CNN and The New York Times.

He said the two men would face prosecution in their native countries with FBI officials providing evidence.

See earlier post about Patching Windows

Matt

(Sources: BBC News/Yahoo News)

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