Major arrest in trojan horse case in Israel

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    I live in Israel, and in the last few days there has been a major spyware storm in the country. Apprently, large companies used torjan horses to spy on their competitors. Among the arrested are CEOs of several large companies, private investigators and the inventor of the trojan himself.

    For those who want to read the articles in english, here are the translated links:

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3092220,00.html

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3091900,00.html

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/581790.html

    Mrk

    P.S. Those are daily papers, so I don't know for how long will the articles hold.
     
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    Isn't that what's spyware for, then? Why else use it?

    :D :D :D
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    It's obvious, but the major arrest is not so obvious. They probably did not expect to get nabbed. This is an important milestone. You have nobby CEOs and rich guys sitting now in police stations, getting investigated, computers and documents are getting confiscated, the perpetrators are being punished for their evil deeds. I thought this could be interesting. I'm not here to evangelize the uses of spyware.
    Cheers all,
    Mrk
     
  4. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    :) Sorry, you're right of course, but usually spyware is used for spying on individuals. Using spyware for espionage is quite inventive. I really like this posting of yours !
     
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