Sasser Author Sentenced And Microsoft Pays $250k Reward

Posted: Jul 8 2005, 11:27am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 4:12pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Sasser Author Sentenced and Microsoft Pays $250k Reward
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The Sasser virus author got sentenced today in Germany. He did not get any jail time.

Sven Jaschan, 19 author of the Sasser worm has been sentenced to one year and nine months on probation. Additionally he has to serve 30 hours community service. He does not have to pay for damages. There are also no other law-suits pending at this point. Many of the companies who suffered huge losses do not want to loose their face admitting that they did not update their computers when they had still time to protect themselves.

With the sentencing Microsoft pays the promised reward of $250,000 to two tipsters from Sven's school.
More details on The Spiegel (German), Heise (German). English coverage on The Register.

Microsoft issued a press-release today about the Sasser virus and the reward.

Background on the Sasser Worm on Microsoft.

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