NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, July 8, 2005

Sven Jaschan gets 30 hours Posted by Mikko @ 16:14 GMT

Verdict info, Katharina Kr�tzfeld from Verden court - image copyright (c) DPA
Sven Jaschan, the virus writer behind Sasser and Netsky, was sentenced today. He got a suspended jail sentence of 21 months. He also has to do 30 hours of community service.

Right after the sentencing Microsoft announced they have paid $250,000 to the two informants leading to Jaschan's arrest.

One of Jaschan's viruses, Netsky.P, is still number 4 in our virus statistics today, almost 16 months after it was released.