Virus writer's conviction upheld

Tuesday, 29 October 2002, 12:18 PM EST

A Dutch appeals court has upheld the conviction of the 22-year-old man who created and unleashed the Anna Kournikova e-mail worm last year.

Jan de Wit of Sneek, Netherlands, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service by the appeals court in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, for creating and sending out the e-mail worm. The verdict is identical to the one handed down by the Leeuwarden district court in September last year.

"I had hoped he would be found not guilty," said Theo Jansen, de Wit's lawyer. "My client never intended to do any damage and no damage was ever proven."

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