May 9, 2004

Microsoft virus bounty leads to Sasser arrest

A multi-million dollar Microsoft Corp. reward program to encourage people to identify computer virus writers has led to the arrest of a teenager in Germany on suspicion of writing the Sasser computer worm.

Police in the state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany arrested an 18-year old on Friday after a search of his parent's house in the town of Rotenburg, they said on Saturday. He has confessed to creating the Sasser worm and is also being investigated on suspicion of creating the NetSky worm, said the Lower Saxony state crime office in a statement.

Link: InfoWorld

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