Taiwanese Trojan writer arrested

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 28, 2004

Suspect not a teenager for a change.

A Taiwanese engineer has been arrested on suspicion of creating a Trojan horse. Earlier this week, 30-year-old Wang Ping-an was apprehended by Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) computer crime investigators, who allege that he created the 'Peep' Trojan.

Wang is the first person to be indicted under Taiwan's revised Criminal Law, which was amended last year to include computer crimes, and could be sentenced to up to five years in jail. However, the country's Criminal Law suggests that, for the crime of infiltrating government websites, that sentence could be doubled.

More details here.

Meanwhile, Canadian authorities have charged a 16-year-old with creating and distributing the W32/Randex worm. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the youth, who cannot be named due to his age, used online file-sharing networks like Kazaa and LimeWire to distribute the worm.

More details here.

Posted on 28 May 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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