Cycling star Floyd Landis prosecuted in absentia for alleged role in hacking anti-doping lab via malware

John E. Dunn reports:

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.

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Landis and Baker have denied any involvement in the hacking of the anti-doping agency and were not represented during the prosecutor’s deliberations.

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