Last Weeks' Virus Writers Already Arrested?

from the that-was-fast dept

The FBI is claiming that the writers of the worms that made the news last week have been arrested. One was in Morocco and one was in Turkey. If it's true that the two created the Zotob and Mytob worms then it would be a relatively fast move by officials to catch them. Of course, the viruses first came out back in March, so the timing is a bit odd. The arrests came five months later... but a week after the worms finally had a real impact by spreading quickly. It makes you wonder how much of the investigation was before this was a big deal, and how much was after.

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    WeeBit, 27 Aug 2005 @ 9:59am

    Damage control

    It just makes you wonder if they just go after the ones that cause the most headaches. They don't pursue them unless they cause major problems, infecting the big boys is a no no. Infecting the everyday layman is not worth pursuing. But you infect the major big boys then your butt is grass and they are the lawnmower. Selective pursuit.

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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Aug 2005 @ 9:04pm

    Re: Damage Control

    Yea it really is crazy of them to chase after the criminals that have the biggest negative impact. Damn them for having priorities and not perusing cases in chronological order!

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