Anne Saita of SearchSecurity.com writes, “To no one’s surprise, 19-year-old Sven Jaschan today admitted in a German court that he created the Sasser worm, which infected millions of computers worldwide by scanning randomly selected IP addresses for vulnerable systems. Despite his confession, his trial continues this week under German law, which does not allow defendants to enter formal pleas.
Various news reports say Jaschan provided a detailed account of his creation during a closed hearing in Verden, Germany. He’s on trial for data manipulation, computer sabotage and interfering with public corporations. Though millions of machines were infected across the globe, this case involves three victimized German city governments and a broadcasting station, according to the Associated Press.”
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