Friday, July 08, 2005


Sven Jaschan, the author of the Sasser worm has been convicted and sentenced to 21 months' probation. No jail time. No huge fines. He did settle 4 civil suits for under 1,000 Euros each. But Jaschan does have a nice cush job with an antivirus company. Looking at comments on Slashdot, a user there says it best:

Create a Worm, cripple thousands of businesses, get convicted, no monitary fine, get a 2 year Jail sentence [suspended...probation only] and 30 Hours of Community service, do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

Steal a Movie, get fined Thousands of dollars, go to Jail for dozens of years, never expect to use a computer or have any rights or freedoms again.


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