Industrial espionage worm authors jailed

    Date28 Mar 2006
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    8207
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    A married couple accused of using computer worms to conduct industrial espionage has received jail terms of four and two years after pleading guilty in an Israeli court. Ruth Brier-Haephrati, 28, and her husband Michael Haephrati, 44, were also ordered to pay damages of two million shekels (£245,000) to their victims.

    According to the indictment, the couple managed a company known as Target-Eya. Michael Haephrati was accused of developing the malware, while Ruth Brier-Haephrati was accused of marketing the malware to private investigators who bought the code and installed it onto the computers of their clients' rivals.

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    Has your email account ever been pwned in a data breach?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 2 answer(s).
    /component/communitypolls/?task=poll.vote
    12
    radio
    [{"id":"53","title":"Yes","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"1","pct":83.33,"resources":[]},{"id":"54","title":"No","votes":"1","type":"x","order":"2","pct":16.67,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.