Online mob (poll) would hang hackers high

Friday, 4 February 2005, 1:24 AM EST

The majority of people polled by a security firm said that the teenager sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for spawning a variant of the MSBlast worm deserved tougher punishment.

In the online poll released Wednesday by U.K.-based security vendor Sophos, 53 percent of those surveyed said that Jeffrey Lee Parson, 19, received a too-lenient sentence. Only 14 percent said the jail time was too much.

By Gregg Keizer at InformationWeek.

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