Reports from the Philippines indicate that a 19 year old male
youth has been questioned by the authorities about the so-called
"Erap Estrada" worm.
The youth, who has not been named, was arrested on October 22 by
agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) at his house
Floppy disks and other computer equipment were seized by the
Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes division of the NBI.
The man was later released pending further investigation.
"We have to release him pending the completion of the ongoing
investigation," said Elfren Meneses, chief of the NBI Anti-Fraud
and Computer Crimes Division. "All of the evidence has been
forwarded to the NBI Electronics Data Processing Division for
"It is encouraging to see the authorities in the Philippines
taking computer crime seriously after no-one was successfully
brought to justice for the Love Bug," said Graham Cluley, senior
technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus.