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2005-08-26 15:03:02

(Official correction changes name in second and fifth paragraph) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for writing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United States last week, the FBI said on Friday. Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco, and Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey, are believed to have written and unleashed the Zotob and Rbot worms that hit the Internet less than two weeks ago, the FBI said. The worms caused computer outages at...

2005-08-26 15:00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for writing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United States last week, the FBI said on Friday. Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco, and Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey, are believed to have written and unleashed the Zotob and Rbot worms that hit the Internet less than two weeks ago, the FBI said. The worms caused computer outages at more than 100 U.S. companies, including major media outlets like CNN, The New...

2005-08-26 14:10:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for writing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United States last week, the FBI said on Friday. Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco, and Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey, are believed to have written and unleashed the Zotob and Mytob worms that hit the Internet less than two weeks ago, the FBI said. The worms caused computer outages at more than 100 U.S. companies, including major media outlets like...

2005-08-16 18:20:13

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An unidentified software virus was being blamed for computer system outages on Tuesday at ABC News, CNN and the New York Times, as computer security companies tried to pin down the cause of the disruption. CNN, breaking into regular programming, reported on air that personal computers running Windows 2000 at the cable news network were affected by a worm that caused them to restart repeatedly. Over the last week, Microsoft Corp. and security companies warned of a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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