Zotob Authors Sentenced
Two convicted developers of a worm designed last year to infect Windows 2000 based systems were sentenced today to one and two years in prison, Maghreb Arabe Presse is reporting this afternoon.
Farid Essebar, age 19, was sentenced to two years imprisonment by a court in his native Morocco for his part in producing the W2K worm, dubbed Zotob, which utilized a mass-mail attachment to copy itself into the Windows SYSTEM32 directory. From there, it would launch a process intended to preclude users from accessing certain Web sites, mainly from anti-virus vendors. BetaNews | Zotob Authors Sentenced in Morocco
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