NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, August 26, 2005

Breaking news: two arrests in the Zotob case Posted by Mikko @ 18:09 GMT

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Two men have been arrested regarding the Zotob PnP worm case.

Moroccan authorities arrested "Diabl0", aka Farid Essebar and Turkey authorities arrested "Coder", aka Atilla Ekici. The suspects are aged 18 and 21, respectively.

Both nicknames can be found from the code of Zotob.A: the worm connected to a irc server named "diabl0.turkcoders.net" and contained the words "Greetz to good friend Coder".

Diabl0 is most likely associated with some of the Mytob variants too.

More from Maghrep Arabe Presse in Morocco and from the always-reliable Securityfix blog.