Firm justifies job for virus writer

Thursday, 23 September 2004, 12:08 PM EST

Securepoint said its decision to employ Sven Jaschan offered the German teen a "second chance".

The job offer has certainly reopened the debate about how closely anti-virus firms should work with the people it is employed to counter. Some anti-virus firms have criticised Securepoint, arguing that it is sending a dangerous message to virus writers.

At the BBC.

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