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    I'd rather be fishing DjM's Avatar
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    The Great White North

    Talking Busted

    Another Script Kiddy bits the dust.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. cyber investigators arrested a Minnesota teenager Friday on charges of unleashing a damaging virus-like infection weeks ago on the Internet, officials said.

    A court official in Minnesota identified the teenager as Jeffrey Lee Parson, 18, known online as "teekid." A U.S. official in Washington also confirmed an arrest was made early Friday.

    Parson was to make his initial court appearance later Friday in St. Paul, Minn. Further details were expected to be disclosed later by the FBI and U.S. attorney's office in Seattle, which has been leading the investigation.

    Collectively, different versions of the virus-like worm, alternately called "LovSan" or "Blaster," snarled corporate networks worldwide, forcing Maryland's motor vehicle agency to close for one day. The infection inundated networks and frustrated home users.

    Symantec Corp., a leading antivirus vendor, said the worm and its variants infected more than 500,000 computers worldwide. Experts consider it one of the worst outbreaks this year.

    The "Blaster.B" version of the infection, which began spreading Aug. 13, was remarkably similar to the original Blaster worm that first struck two days earlier; experts said the author made few changes, renaming the infecting-file from "msblast" to an anatomical reference.

    All the Blaster virus variants took advantage of a flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s flagship Windows software. Government and industry experts had anticipated such an outbreak since July 16, when Microsoft acknowledged the software problem, which affects Windows technology used to share data files across computer networks.

    The infection was quickly dubbed "LovSan" because of a love note left behind on vulnerable computers: "I just want to say LOVE YOU SAN!" Researchers also discovered another message hidden inside the infection that appeared to taunt Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates: "billy gates why do you make this possible? Stop making money and fix your software!"

    Infected computers were programmed to automatically launch an attack on a Web site operated by Microsoft, which the software maker easily blunted. The site, windowsupdate.com, is used to deliver repairing software patches to Microsoft customers to protect against these types of infections.

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    Senior Member n01100110's Avatar
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    Jan 2002
    heheh yeah , I had heard about this not the details though. Nice Article
    "Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it."

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    hrm... what a genius, lets take the source code of a virus and rename it, redistribute it, and go to jail for it. Wow, what recognition you will receive... what a dumbass.

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    I bet hes trying to denie it now =/ stupid script kiddie, I do how ever llike the message to "billy gates".
    Everyone is going to die, I am just as good of a reason as any.


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    The Doctor Und3ertak3r's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    At least this one is in the correct forum..

    see also This thread

    3 mistakes..

    1/ He bothered
    2/ He allowed other ppl to watch what he was doing
    3/ He released it to the wild
    4/ he didn't cover his tracks

    He will probably get off lite.. but should get 25 yrs for stupidity..and a further 5 for releasing the virus

    "Consumer technology now exceeds the average persons ability to comprehend how to use it..give up hope of them being able to understand how it works." - Me http://www.cybercrypt.co.nr

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    Hmmm... I remember an old proverb that described this situation perfectly... went something like....


    It\'s 106 miles to Chicago, we\'ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it\'s dark and we\'re wearing sunglasses.

    Hit it!

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