NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, November 12, 2004

Blaster variant author due to be sentenced today Posted by Mikko @ 13:26 GMT

If everything goes according to schedule, Mr. Jeffrey Parson will be senteced today for writing and distributing a variant of the Blaster worm in August 2003. Prosecutors claimed this virus infected over 48000 computers.

Mr. Parson confessed writing the virus in trial in August 2004.


Mr. Parson, who is 19 years old, could face jail time anywhere up to 3 years. He might also be ordered to pay compensation charges. When arrested, Parson had $3 USD in his savings account.

The creator of the original Blaster worm remains a mystery.