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Trojan hack lands cycle star Floyd Landis with suspended sentence – Techworld.com

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Disgraced former Tour de France cyclist Floyd Landis should be given an 18-month suspended prison sentence for his part in an alleged plot to hack the French national anti-doping laboratory (LNDD) using Trojans, a prosecutor has said.

The planting of computer Trojans for the purposes of data theft is usually seen as the work of criminals and perhaps government espionage agencies, but the Landis case has underlined that even private individuals can be accused of using the technology for ill purposes.

The accusation by French prosecutors is that Landis and his coach Arnie Baker hired a computer expert, Alain Quiros of private investigation company Kargus Consultants, to hack into the anti-doping agency in order to retrieve sensitive documents connected to the body’s case against him after he was caught doping in 2006.

via Trojan hack lands cycle star Floyd Landis with suspended sentence – Techworld.com.

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Written by edparnell

January 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Posted in Crime, Sport, Tech

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