Taiwanese nabbed for creating virus used by Chinese hackers

Friday, 28 May 2004, 1:34 PM EST

A Taiwanese computer engineer was arrested for allegedly designing a vorm that was used to attack the island's business and government systems, police said Thursday.

Wang Ping-an, 30, designed the Trojan horse virus called "Peep," which earlier this year allowed the attackers to steal information and retain control of infected computer systems, police said.

"He placed his program on popular hacker websites and encouraged people to download it," said Lin Chieh-lung, an official from an Internet crime investigation task force.

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