Feds nab second suspect in worm attacks

Monday, 29 September 2003, 9:38 AM EST

The suspect is thought to have created and released a worm that exploits a security flaw in Microsoft operating systems, according to a statement released by the Justice Department. The worm--known as Spybot.worm.lz, Randex.E and RPCSdbot--infects systems by taking advantage of a security flaw Microsoft revealed in mid-July.

The Justice Department said the arrest puts Internet scofflaws on notice.

"Computer hackers need to understand that they will be pursued and held accountable for malicious activity, whether they be adults or juveniles," John McKay, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, said in the statement.

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