Suspected Mariposa botnet mastermind goes on trial

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A hacker, believed to have created the Mariposa botnet which compromised millions of computers across the globe, has gone on trial in Slovenia.

Matjaž Škorjanc, who is 26 years old, is believed by the authorities to be the hacker known as “Iserdo”, and was arrested in the city of Maribor, Slovenia two years ago.

Škorjanc’s arrest followed an international investigation by the FBI and Slovenian and Spanish police…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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