Turk wanted by FBI arrested for worldwide computer piracy

by admin August 28, 2005 at 11:50 am

ISTANBUL (AFP) – A young Turkish man suspected by the FBI of having corrupted the computer systems of leading banks, technology companies and media organizations worldwide was ordered detained by an Ankara court on suspicion of Internet fraud, a Turkish news agency reported.

The man, identified only as Attila E., was arrested Thursday in the town of Adana, southern Turkey, and stands accused of having created a virus which wrought havoc in 110 countries, the Anatolia agency reported.

His arrest by Turkish police came at the end of a month-long manhunt requested by the FBI, it added.

Full story: Yahoo! News