Skip to comments.German court convicts Sasser worm creator (SUSPENDED SENTENCE?!)
Posted on 07/08/2005 9:34:30 AM PDT by Dawsonville_Doc
VERDEN, Germany - The teenager who created last year's Sasser computer worm was convicted Friday of computer sabotage and given a suspended sentence, a court official said. Sven Jaschan, 19, also was found guilty of illegally altering data, said Katharina Krueztfeld, a spokeswoman for the court in the northwestern town of Verden. He was given a suspended sentence of one year and nine months. Prosecutors had been seeking a suspended two-year sentence for the German teen who admitted he created last year's "Sasser" computer worm, court officials said. In closing arguments Thursday, prosecutors asked that Sven Jaschan be found guilty and be handed the youth detention center sentence, which he would have to serve if he committed another infraction in the next three years, court spokeswoman Katharina Kruetzfeld said. The trial of the 19-year-old was held behind closed doors in the northwestern town of Verden because he was a minor at the time of the offense. During the process, Jaschan "admitted to the alleged offenses in every detail," Kruetzfeld said previously. Jaschan also confessed when arrested in May 2004 to creating the worm, authorities said. Jaschan was arrested at his family's home after Microsoft Corp. received a tip from an informant seeking a reward. Exploiting a flaw in the company's Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems, the worm had raced around the world and caused some computers to crash continually and reboot. Authorities who questioned Jaschan said they believed his motive had been to gain fame as a programmer.
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Story already posted, please pull thread-
If he's such a freakin' genius, he should be sentenced to explain computers to my grandparents for the next 25 years.
Also, they should take away his freakin' computer. If my kid caused a worldwide crisis with his Playstation, I'd rip that thing right out of the wall.
This guy committed crimes all over the world. We should seek his extradition.
I'd guess that part of his 'punishment' will be agonizing over offers from China, Iran, Mr I'm So Ronrey, and 1 or 2 other governments, as well as Macroshaft, McAfee, and Norton, among others.
It would be poetic if he'd been sentenced to work, for FREE, for the Symantec Antivirus Research Center for 19 months...
Suspended sentence (and put on the govt's payroll)--the latter my supposition.
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