British police have arrested a man suspected of hacking into high-profile corporate Web sites and defacing them with a distinct digital calling card: a “fluffy” pink bunny rabbit. New Scotland Yard said on Wednesday they arrested 24-year-old Lynn Htun at a London convention center, the site of InfoSecurity Europe 2003, one of Europe’s largest trade fairs for Internet and computer network security. Law enforcement and Internet security professionals said they believe Htun is the mastermind of the “Fluffi Bunni” hacking exploits, which European and U.S. authorities have been investigating for over a year. The sources said Fluffi Bunni has been active for more than two years, hacking into sites ranging from those of McDonalds Corp MCD.N to Internet security specialists SANS Institute and Symantec Corp’s SYMC.O virus detection group SecurityFocus. In a time when Web sites of organizations big and small are hacked on a daily basis, these intrusions stood out. The defaced Web pages often carried a message along the lines “this site is now controlled by Fluffi Bunni” beside the image of a stuffed pink rabbit. Full Story
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