Web worm suspects bailed

Friday, 7 February 2003, 11:20 AM EST

Two people suspected of creating a malicious web program have been released on police bail.

The pair had been arrested in a combined operation by the FBI and the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit.

The raids in Darlington and Durham in the UK resulted in the seizure of two men accused of being members of a group that calls itself THr34t-Krew.

The two have to return to Darlington police station on 3 April.

The THr34t-Krew group is thought to be behind the creation of the TK web worm that used internet chat channels to attack other computers.

The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit says the worm infected more than 18,000 computers.

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