Sasser author gets IT security job

Tuesday, 21 September 2004, 12:04 AM EST

Sven Jaschan, self-confessed creator of the destructive NetSky and Sasser worms, has been hired by German security company Securepoint. He's been offered work as a trainee software developer working on security products, such as firewalls, even though he may go to prison for creating one of the most destructive computer viruses to date. Jaschan was charged this month with computer sabotage. No trial date has been set.

Securepoint technical director Lutz Hausmann says the teenager deserved a second chance.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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