[funsec] Morocco Jails Two Men Disrupting U.S. Computer Systems
fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Sep 12 17:04:54 CDT 2006
A Moroccan court on Tuesday jailed two men for one and two years for
unleashing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United
States, court officials and lawyers said.
The court in Sale, twin city to the Moroccan capital Rabat, convicted
19-year old science student Farid Essebar and his friend Achraf
Bahloul, 22, for their role in creating and spreading the Zotob worm
Moroccan authorities said the two men had one accomplice in Turkey who
was named earlier by the FBI as Atilla Ekici.
Zotob caused computer outages at more than 100 U.S. companies,
including major media outlets like CNN and the New York Times.
"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
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