Microsoft to reward informants after Sasser conviction

Monday, 11 July 2005, 11:41 AM EST

Microsoft plans to split the $250,000 reward for the information leading to the Sasser author between two tipsters, after a German court convicted and sentenced the creator of the Sasser worm and Netsky viruses on Friday.

A court in the town of Verden, Germany, sentenced the 19-year-old Sven Jaschan to a suspended sentence of 21 months, according to Microsoft.

By Robert Lemos at SecurityFocus.

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