Saturday, August 27, 2005

Zotob Hackers Caught

The FBI has apprehended two men, who unleashed the Zotob worm. Farid Essebar from Morocco and Attilla Ecici from Turkey will be charged and prosecuted in their homelands for unleashing the Zotob worm.

Allegedly Essebar developed the code and sold it to Ecici.

Microsoft's Internet Crime Investigation Team is being credited for passing on a lot of information to the FBI, which resulted in the quick apprehension of the two suspects. This was accomplished by monitoring the attack in real time, which gave them the ability to follow the electronic trail back to it's source.

It's refreshing to see some quick action. The Microsoft Internet Investigation Team and the FBI deserve to be commended for their quick action and quality investigative work.

For a direct link to my original post and further links to worm removal products from Microsoft and Symantec, click on the title of this post.

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