NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Author of Netsky and Sasser charged with sabotage Posted by Mikko @ 17:07 GMT

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Sven Jaschan, 18, has today been charged with computer sabotage in German court.

Mr. Jaschan confessed in May to creating the Sasser computer worm and the family of Netsky massmailers. Netsky is among the most common viruses in the world still today.

In Germany, computer sabotage carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Authorities say his motive was to gain fame.

No trial date has been set for Jaschan.