Two held in global PC fraud probe

Two suspected computer hackers have been arrested in Manchester in a major inquiry into a global internet scam designed to steal personal details.

The trojan program is believed to have infected thousands of computers around the world, said The Metropolitan Police which is leading the investigation.

A man and woman, both aged 20, have been questioned and bailed until March 2010 pending further inquiries.

Police revealed the arrests were the first in Europe as part of the inquiry.

The investigation focused on the ZeuS or Zbot trojan – “a sophisticated malicious computer program”, said police.

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