Sasser Verdict - He's Guilty

Written by Jason Cundall

July 8, 2005 | 12:31

Tags: #guilty #sasser #sven-jaschan

As was widely speculated before the trial started, Sasser Sven has been found guilty but has dodged a custodial sentence due to his age when he perpetrated the crime:

A German youth has been given a 21-month suspended sentence after being convicted of creating the Sasser worm which crippled computers worldwide.

Sven Jaschan was found guilty of computer sabotage and illegally altering data, said a court official.

He escaped a jail term as he was tried as a minor since he was 17 years old when he wrote the worm.

Sasser wrought havoc when the Windows worm struck in May 2004, swamping net links and making computers unusable.

More from the BBC here.

OK, so he's got a criminal record now - but the punishment (what punishment!) hardly fits the crime. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the forums.
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