September 23, 2002

Linux hacker tracked to Surbiton

"Scotland Yard and the FBI last week traced a 21-year-old British man to the sleepy tree-lined streets of Surbiton and arrested him for allegedly writing and distributing the T0rn rootkit tool which enables users to hack Linux servers.

The unnamed man was arrested under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and computer equipment was seized from his house for further examination. The man was bailed over the weekend pending further investigation."



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