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Slovene police confirm arrest of cyber mastermind

Wednesday Jul 28, 2010

Slovenian police have confirmed that they have detained a computer hacker believed responsible for creating the virus that infected 12 million computers worldwide.

Leon Keber, spokesman for the Slovenian police, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the hacker, whom he didn't identify, was detained and questioned.

On Tuesday, the FBI told The AP that a 23-year-old Slovenian known as Iserdo was picked up in Maribor in northwestern Slovenia 10 days ago, after lengthy investigation by Slovenian police along with FBI and Spanish authorities.

Keber says police and the FBI will speak about the case at the presser in Slovenia on Friday.

Slovenian media reported last week that police interrogated three ex-students of Maribor's IT Faculty.

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