Hacker's work lingers years after his arrest

Thursday, 11 May 2006, 12:46 AM EST

Two years after the arrest of a noted hacker, his creation remains at the top of the virus charts, a security company said Wednesday, proving just how long an Internet affliction can last.

May 8, 2004, German police arrested then 18-year-old Sven Jaschan, and charged him with creating and distributing the Netsky and Sasser worm clans, two of the most pernicious malware families of 2004. A $250,000 bounty posted by Microsoft was instrumental in locating Jaschan.

At InternetWeek.

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