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Zotob arrests point to cybercrime nexus

The expanding investigation into this month’s Zotob worm outbreak is uncovering evidence of the growing nexus between worm writers and gangs looking to profit from cybercrime, according to security experts. The FBI today confirmed that Turkish law enforcement officials are investigating 16 more suspects in connection with the Zotob worm and its variants. This follows last Thursday’s arrests of Farid Essebar, an 18-year-old Moroccan believed to have been responsible for writing the Zotob and Mytob worms, and Atilla Ekici, a 21-year-old man from Turkey who apparently financed the effort.Full Story

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