Microsoft drops Blaster virus writer fine

Thursday, 31 March 2005, 3:31 AM EST

A Minnesota man will do community service rather than pay a US$500,000 fine to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft for damage caused by his Blaster virus.

Jeffrey Lee Parsons, 19, of Hopkins, Minn., whose Blaster virus variant infected 50,000 computers in 2003, will serve the 225 hours of community service over three years after he is released from prison.

At the E-Commerce Times.

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