Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cyclist implicated in hacking scandal, attack on drug-testing company in Europe

Well, apparently cyclist Floyd Landis didn’t stop at shaving his arms and legs for competitive edge, or even at using performance enhancement steroids. He’s accused by French authorities of employing a hacker from Kargus Consultants to plant a Trojan to lift documents from the anti-doping lab.  A story connects Kargus to breaking into Greenpeace and French utility EDF.  The story by Greg Masters is on SC Magazine and was tweeted yesterday by Webroot, link here

Sophos (the anti-virus company for Webroot) has a story here

CIO has a more detailed story by John Dunn explaining how an email transmitted the Trojan, link here


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