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Old 3rd May, 2004, 10:20 PM
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Sasser Virus on the increase

More information here...

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...ts/sasser.mspx

Update your AV and MS Security.
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I've been checking all day, nothing on MS site that's new and critical, But Norton just updated it's definitions, from two days ago. Don't know if this was included, but suspect it was.
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Excellent

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040508/325/et3lc.html
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Looks like he did the job just before coming of age to escape hard time. THEY LET HIM GO!

That kind of justice may well strike terror into virus writers everywhere!! IDIOTS!!

They might slap his wrist later on! GRRR

NOT likely to be a repeat offender!!!??? WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!!???
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I MISSED that sentence Changes the whole tone of the report
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He will probably go unpunished because he was a minor at the time he wrote the code. Meanwhile, his mates who grassed on him may get $250,000 to share.
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Sounds like a bit of premeditation might have gone into this one. How nice everything worked out so well for hacker and friends!

Shame about the billions lost, the millions affected, but small price to pay for hacker happiness!
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Gone are the days when complete idiots didn't have access to PCs.

I suspect they may have a long wait for their reward money...
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Up to me, they have a long wait to see daylight again! I guess I'm just a bad sport.

But I think that if he leveled Billions in real estate, we wouldn't be talking rewards!!
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just to chuck mt tupence worth in...

I was browsing some news pages today... and I saw that there is a campaign to raise money for the chap who wrote Sasser worm... madness huh?

read it here...

apparently they have raised the grand total of $97.15 so far!
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