Magold virus writer sentenced

Wednesday, 30 June 2004, 11:33 PM EST

Anti-virus firm Sophos are reporting that the Hungarian teenager responsible for the creation and distribution of the Magold worm has been found guilty and sentenced to two years of probation as well as a fine equivalent to around £1300 to cover court costs.

In his defence the teenager said that he had created the virus to prove that he had skills with computers, even though he had failed many of his other subjects at school.

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