Wednesday, May 28, 2008

22 Detained in French Hacker Probe

An AP newswire article, via The New Zealand Herald, reports that:

French police say they've detained 22 people across France in an investigation of a suspected computer hacking network.

The sweep stems from a probe begun in the eastern city of Dijon in February after about 30 domestic and foreign companies reported cases of computer network vandalism and destruction of some files.

Police say the motives are not immediately clear. They are not ruling out economic espionage.

Authorities say the suspects in the network appeared to challenge one another in online forums. Most are young - with one aged 13 - authorities said.

More here.


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