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18 February 2006

Farid Essebar - Zotob Virus Creator

Farid Essebar (born in 1987, known as Diabl0) is a Moroccan Dark-side hacker. He was one of the 2 masterminds (along with Turkish Atilla Ekici) behind the spread of the Zotob Computer virus that targeted Windows 2000 operation systems in 2005. Among the affected were CNN, ABC News, New York Times, Caterpillar, Boeing and also United States Department of Homeland Security. Farid Essebar was arrested on August 25, 2005 in Morocco. However, an extradition to the United States is unlikely as there is no such treaty between the two countries. Source: Wikipedia Tags: , ,