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August 31, 2005

Zotob worm linked to credit card fraud ring

CNET has an interesting article about linking the recent Zotob worm to organized crime:

"Turkish authorities have linked one of the suspects in the Zotob worm case to individuals thought to be part of a credit card fraud ring, according to the FBI."

"Atilla Ekici, a 21-year-old Turk who used the nickname "Coder," may be affiliated with people thought to be part of a credit card fraud ring in Turkey, an FBI representative said on Tuesday. Ekici was one of two men arrested last week for allegedly unleashing several computer worms, including the Zotob worm that disrupted businesses worldwide two weeks ago."

From CNET News.com > Policy, Law & Crime

August 31, 2005 in Anti Virus | Permalink

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This credit card fraut stuff just drives me crazy!!! No security, no guaranties...we are all cheated.

Posted by: Lilian Haze | Oct 26, 2007 2:19:31 AM

Zotob attacked computers running Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system.I see the writer of the Zotob virus,which crippled a number of media organisations including the Financial Times has been linked to a credit card fraud ring in Turkey.They are believed to be responsible for Zotob and the earlier Mytob and Rbot worms.

Posted by: flash map | Nov 26, 2010 4:36:32 AM

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