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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...

2005-08-17 15:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. media companies and other corporations hit by a wave of computer viruses this week said business was back to normal on Wednesday, but analysts warned the attacks showed hackers have gained a dangerous advantage in speed in the battle over network security. ABC news writers resorted to typewriters to prepare copy for the "World News Tonight" broadcast on Tuesday, as the network and other media companies, including The New York Times, reported disruptions. CNN broke into...

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...

2005-08-16 17:35:00

SEATTLE -- Several new computer worms were being blamed for causing computer system outages at some media outlets and companies in the United States on Tuesday. The worms, including two called "IRCBOT.WORM" and "RBOT.CBQ," exploit a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating system and were causing personal computers at more than 100 U.S. companies to restart repeatedly and potentially exposed them to attackers who could take control of a system. "This is the most...

2005-08-16 19:20:00

SEATTLE -- 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 Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating system at the cable news network were affected by a worm that caused them to restart repeatedly. Over the last week, Microsoft and security companies...

2005-08-15 13:48:12

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A new Internet virus targeting recently uncovered flaws in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system is circulating on the Internet, an anti-virus computer software maker said on Monday. The ZOTOB virus appeared shortly after the world's largest software maker warned of three newly found "critical" security flaws in its software last week, including one that could allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. Trend Micro Inc. said that the worm exploits...

2005-08-15 05:40:34

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A new Internet virus has been detected that can infect Microsoft's Windows platforms faster than previous computer worms, said an anti-virus computer software maker. The ZOTOB virus appeared shortly after the world's largest software maker warned of three newly found "critical" security flaws in its software, including one that could allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. The latest worm exploits security holes in Microsoft's Windows 95, 98,...

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2005-08-15 05:40:00

SINGAPORE -- A new Internet virus has been detected that can infect Microsoft's Windows platforms faster than previous computer worms, said an anti-virus computer software maker. The ZOTOB virus appeared shortly after the world's largest software maker warned of three newly found "critical" security flaws in its software, including one that could allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. The latest worm exploits security holes in Microsoft's Windows 95, 98, ME, NE, 2000 and XP...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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