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Ah, those worms

Remember the Sasser worm? It didn't wreak that much havoc on federal systems last year, but it did impact many computers. And the virus/worm issue seems to have calmed down significantly. And maybe feds and others are more security conscience. Today, however, we just seem to have patch-mania to deal with.

Anyway... a German court has convinced the creator of the worm... although he gets a suspended sentence of one year and nine months.

German Court Convicts Sasser Worm Creator [7.8.2005, AP via Yahoo! News]
VERDEN, Germany - The teenager who created the "Sasser" computer worm that created havoc as it raced around the world last year was convicted Friday on charges including computer sabotage and given a suspended sentence, a court official said.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Jul 08, 2005 at 12:14 PM


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