Melissa virus creator jailed

Thursday, 2 May 2002, 11:49 AM EST

David Smith, 34, developed the Melissa virus three years ago. It was one of the early viruses to spread through innocent-looking e-mails apparently sent by friends or colleagues.

A judge in New Jersey also fined Smith $5,000 and ordered him to stay away from computer networks or the internet unless authorised by the court.

He was tracked down electronically by police and computer technicians and arrested in April 1999, a week after Melissa appeared.

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