Landis Faces Arrest Warrant for Hacking French Anti-doping Firm’s Systems
French authorities are running strategic efforts to arrest the USA famous cyclist 'Floyd Landis' because he was alleged involved in a computer infiltrating case at AFLD (an anti-doping agency in France).
The dishonored cyclist faces a global arrest warrant. Moreover, his 2006 Tour de France title was withdrawn after it had been proved that he had taken testosterone in abnormally high doses.
Officials investigating the hacking case said that the cyclist showed certain data to defend himself. According to that data, the manner of treating the samples was flawed and the report from the laboratory was erred, which stated that Landis had taken drugs to enhance his performance.
According to the officials, malicious software was used to gather the data. Apparently, the software was tracked down to the computer belonging to a coach of Landis. After stealing information, the same was changed into the data presented by the cyclist, the officials claim.
An AFLD Spokesperson said that Landis' people hired hackers and tried to infiltrate computers, as reported by V3 on February 17, 2010.
In the meantime, Landis is constantly refuting the charge about the alleged hacking attempt. He has been trying to prove his innocence since 2006, without giving the slightest hint of any wrong-doing. In the process, he has expended money, time, and most significantly, ruined his reputation.
Ignoring the case recent developments, Landis said that no formal procedure was adopted to contact him. Simultaneously, he said that the reason was probably that the arrest order just covered France's geographical area, as reported by Softpedia on February 16, 2010.
Landis noted that the case seemed to be one more instance of a French lab's made-up evidence because it was upset that a US citizen felt it a right to confront those who accused him and he should defend himself.
Nonetheless, the cyclist's future plans could be hindered because of the arrest order. Following the expiry of his suspension in 2009, Landis began taking part in local feats. He said that for the next Tour de France he hadn't yet decided about returning to participate in it.
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