28 year old hacker commits suicide

Tuesday, 12 August 2003, 4:05 PM EST

Robert Skulj, an 28 years old hacker, who found serious security hole in electronic business system called Klik from Nova Ljubljanska Banka (Bank in Slovenia, EU), commited an suicide on friday. Skulj was, because of his hack into system NLB, threatened with criminal proceedings. He was found in his own apartment in the city of Trzic, shot in the head.

You maybe don't know what was the whole story about Robert Skulj and NLB, so, here it is:

Robert Skulj, did a lot of negotiations with NLB last year. He wanted to sell his 'Trojan Horse' to NLB for exactly 500.000 EUR (0.5 million EUR). In the package, which he wanted to sell was the Trojan horse itself and security fix for it.

In conclusion for negotiations, NLB didn't accept any agreement, but had brought charges against him october last year. Because of that, police arested him and took the Trojan and security fix.

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