[ISN] Fluffi Bunni worked for Siemens

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Date: Thu May 08 2003 - 22:51:37 PDT

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    By Paul Roberts
    IDG News Service
    A man reputed to be the leader of an international hacking ring worked
    in the U.K. offices of Siemens Communications, according to a
    statement released by the company.
    Lynn Htun was arrested April 29 by U.K. Metropolitan Police when they
    recognized him on a stand at the InfoSec computer security show in
    London after he failed to appear in Guildford Crown Court, in
    Guildford, England, on forgery charges, according to a U.K.  
    Metropolitan Police spokesman.
    Siemens said that although Htun was arrested on a charge unrelated to
    computer hacking, the U.K. authorities told the company they are
    conducting "further investigations into the activities of Mr Htun."  
    Police in Surrey, where the forgery charge originated, did not
    immediately respond to questions.
    The Fluffi Bunni hacking group is credited with a series of attacks
    against the Web sites of U.S. computer security organizations between
    2000 and 2002, said Jan Andresen, spokesman for digital security
    company Mi2g Ltd. of London.
    Those organizations included www.attrition.org and the Web site for
    The SANS Institute, Andresen said.
    After compromising sites, the group left a picture of a stuffed pink
    rabbit as its calling card.
    Siemens Communications, part of Siemens AG, supplies a variety of
    technology services including network outsourcing. Htun was
    representing the company at the InfoSec show, said Anne Keogh, a
    spokeswoman at Siemens.
    Htun worked for the company for the past nine months as a support
    technician and had access to "a small number" of customer accounts,
    Keogh said.
    Siemens could not say whether Htun's job involved on-site work at
    those companies, but said that Siemens had reviewed both its own and
    its customers' systems that Htun had access to without finding
    evidence of tampering, Keogh said.
    In addition, the company has "reinforced" its information technology
    systems as well as the "security of customer infrastructure," the
    Siemens statement said.
    Siemens suspended Htun with full pay and has withdrawn his access to
    Siemens systems, information and facilities pending the result of the
    police investigation, Siemens said.
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