August 15, 2001

24 year-old Brit charged with virus writing

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "The unnamed man allegedly wrote the Leave worm, which affects machines already
infected with the with Sub7 Trojan horse program, and failed to cause much damage
or spread widely when it first appeared in June. However variants of the worm were
created that posed as emailed security warnings from Microsoft and this may be
why the authorities have taken a particular interest in tracking down the perpetrator."

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