Police: Sasser suspect confesses

Monday, 10 May 2004, 12:11 AM EST

The teenager, whose name was not released, was arrested Friday in the northern village of Waffensen, where he lives with his family. In a search of the suspect's home, German investigators confiscated his customized computer, which contained the worm's source code.

"As a result of the student's detailed testimony about the viruses he spread, he has been identified clearly as the author," the state criminal office in Hanover said in a statement. Spokesman Detlef Ehrike said the teen is being investigated on suspicion of computer sabotage, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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