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    Five Indicted Over Email Spyware Program

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie aka Ms. B
    This is getting to be a regular event now.
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    Cybercrime and cybercriminals are just facing real P*ssed off consumers demanding some heads on a platter. The media has feelers out for anything having to do with Spyware and Identity theft.
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    Thumbs up These two and their cybercrime gang get caught.
    By ROBEN FARZAD ... http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/27/te...gy/27worm.html
    Published: August 27, 2005
    Two men were arrested overseas on Thursday on charges of unleashing a computer worm that infected networks across the United States nearly two weeks ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Microsoft announced yesterday.

    The men, Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco, and Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey, were said to be responsible for the Zotob worm, which hampered computer operations at more than 100 companies, including news organizations like CNN, The New York Times and ABC News. The computers were running a version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, prompting the company's Internet crime investigations unit to collaborate with the F.B.I. to locate the source.

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    "The swift resolution of this matter is the direct result of effective coordination and serves as a good example of what we can achieve when we work together," Louis M. Reigel III, assistant director of the F.B.I. Cyber Division, said in a news release.

    In a conference call with reporters, Mr. Reigel said Mr. Ekici, who went by the online alias Coder, paid Mr. Essebar, operating under the name Diabl0, to create Zotob and another worm, called Mytob. But he would not comment on whether they were part of a broader operation.

    "They certainly knew each other via the Internet," Mr. Reigel said, but it was not clear whether they had met in person.

    The state news agency in Morocco reported that the motive was financial and that Mr. Essebar acted in league with groups involved in bank card forgery. Some computer worms can be used to compromise computer security and make it easier to steal passwords, identification data and financial records in ways that are hard to trace.

    Mr. Reigel declined to specify yesterday whether any data was compromised in the Zotob episode.

    The Zotob worm was notable for how quickly it was released after Microsoft's announcement of a flaw in its Windows 2000 operating system. Within days of Microsoft's releasing a security patch in early August, the worm was infecting computers that had not installed the update.

    Bradford L. Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, said in an interview yesterday that the company was able to help authorities as the attack was going on by monitoring its path and then charting its trail and dissecting the code behind the worm.

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    QUOTE- from the bottom of that story:::
    "Roberts said the FBI received a tip about the spyware from a person who received a spam e-mail about the product. "

    So it does help to report these dirtbags.. to anyone and everyone that will listen..

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    One of them was already on the FBI and HomeLand Security cyberterrorist watchlist. Not the first time for this wank as he's responsible for several other trojan and worm viruses all seeking Credit cards and ID theft infp. BHO backdoor installs paid for the mad money and terrorist trappings. They're being sweated big time for the ring leaders in the Turk and Moracco prisons. No country club Gitmo treatment there.
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