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Wired: Hackware Author Arrested -- Maybe

Oct 05, 2002, 05:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian McWilliams)

"When Scotland Yard jubilantly announced the arrest of a London-based malware author nicknamed Torner last month, most Internet users probably drew a blank.

"After all, Torner's Linux-based Tornkit hacking program was hardly in the same league as Melissa or Love Bug, the mainstream Windows worms created by David Smith and Onel de Guzman, respectively.

"But to Teresa Hall and a group of other system administrators and Internet users, Torner was public enemy No. 1..."

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