Threat Management, Malware, Network Security, Vulnerability Management

Disgraced bike champ accused of cybercrime

Cyclist Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his Tour de France medal in 2006 following positive doping results, now faces arrest in France for his alleged involvement in planting a trojan on the computer network of the French national anti-doping laboratory (LNDD), which conducted the test. According to reports, French prosecutors said Landis and Arnie Baker, his coach at the time, employed a hacker at Kargus Consultants to plant the trojan in an attempt to steal documents from the lab for an appeals process they were pursuing. Kargus has also been suspected of breaking into Greenpeace and French utility company EDF. Prosecutors said Landis should serve an 18-month suspended prison sentence for his part in the alleged scheme.

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