Experts: timing of new Sasser worm raises questions

Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 12:47 AM EST

The release of a new version of the Sasser worm calls into question claims by some German authorities that they have the sole author of the worm in custody, according to antivirus experts.

A new version of the Sasser worm, dubbed Sasser-E, appeared late Friday, around the time police arrested an 18-year-old man they said was the author of all the Sasser variants and of the Netsky worm. While it is possible that the teenager released the worm just before being captured, the close timing and clues from earlier Sasser variants may point to a larger network of virus writers outside of Germany, said Mikko Hyppönen, antivirus research manager at F-Secure Corp. in Finland.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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