The Register: Linux Rootkit Hacker Suspect Arrested in UK

“A 21-year old from Surbiton, Surrey has been arrested on
suspicion of writing and distributing the T0rn rootkit, which dumbs
down the process of hacking Linux servers.

“Officers from Scotland Yard’s Computer Crime Unit arrested the
man for alleged offences under Computer Misuse Act 1990 earlier
this week, as part of a joint FBI/Scotland Yard investigation into
the creation of the T0rn rootkit. A search warrant was served and
computer equipment seized from his house…”


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