Sasser suspect walks free

Friday, 8 July 2005, 2:20 PM EST

The teenage author of the infamous Sasser worm has been sentenced to one year and nine months probation. Sven Jaschan, 19, escaped a prison sentence after confessing to computer sabotage offences at the beginning of his trial in the German town of Verden this week. The teenager was tried behind closed doors in a juvenile court because he was 17 at the time the worm was created, a mitigating factor that went a long way to ensuring Jaschan escaped a more severe punishment for the havoc he wrought.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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