Bulk of year's PC infections pinned to one man

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Sven Jaschan, self-confessed author of the Netsky and Sasser viruses, is responsible for 70 percent of virus infections in 2004, according to a six-month virus roundup published Wednesday by antivirus company Sophos.

    The 18-year-old Jaschan was taken into custody in Germany in May by police who said he had admitted to programming both the Netsky and Sasser worms, something experts at Microsoft confirmed. (A Microsoft antivirus reward program led to the teenager's arrest.) During the five months preceding Jaschan's capture, there were at least 25 variants of Netsky and one of the port-scanning network worm Sasser.



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    Is hanging by the thumbs illegal? :mad:
     
  3. nadirah

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    The people responsible for creating all these viruses are juvenile delinquents, they are most probably teenagers who are experts at creating computer viruses. I wonder how their parents taught them when they were younger. Creating computer viruses and spreading them is against the law. I think their parents never taught them not to break the law.
     
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