NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, November 4, 2004

Wanted by the FBI - for computer intrusion Posted by Mikko @ 01:42 GMT

Wanted by the FBI

Some of you might remember this case from our weblog in last August.

Mr. Jay Echouafni, the CEO of satellite receiver reseller Orbit Communication was charged for hiring hackers to launch DDoS attacks against their competitors. Their idea was to take down the online ordering systems of other large satellite operators, using hackers from USA and UK.

We just noticed that Mr. Echouafni has skipped bail, and is actually now listed among the FBI's most wanted.

The website of Orbit Communication Corporation has been down now for some months (surprise, surprise). However, we managed to take this screenshot of their welcome page before it vanished:

Screenshot from the old www.orbitsat.com website