Israeli couple jailed over computer virus

Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 1:46 AM EST

An Israeli couple convicted of inventing a computer virus that set off a major industrial espionage investigation were sentenced to jail on Monday, court documents showed.

Following a plea bargain with prosecutors, Ruth Haephrati was sentenced to four years in prison, the documents said. Her husband, Michael, was jailed for two years as her accomplice.

At Reuters.

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