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Revenge On The Nerd

by | 6th, July 2005

‘SOME people cause mayhem not for political reasons but for fun.

Spot the worm

It’s true. Amazing as it sounds, it might just be that not everyone who smacks a copper in the face with a banner decrying world poverty is doing it for Africa. Some might be doing it out of boredom. Others for a laugh.

And so it was with Sven Jaschan, a shy 19-year-old German, called a “computer freak” by his friends.

As the Times reports, Jaschan has just confessed “everything” before a court in Berlin. He was indeed the mastermind behind the Sasser and Netsky worms which crippled an estimated 18 million computers worldwide.

Some of those machines that were caused to turn off automatically, and so lose the user’s unsaved work and pictures of one of our leading footballers in a clinch with an aroused pig, were ours.

And so it with light heart we note that Jaschan faces up to five years in jail, although he may get away with a fine or a community service order because he was just 17 when he committed the crime.

The worm!

Paul Sorene’

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