Law and Order
THE WRITER of the Sasser worm is likely to walk free from court today if German prosecutors get their way.
Although Sasser disabled a huge number of computers world wide, prosecutors say they do not want to lock Sven Jaschan up.
A spokeswoman for the court said that the prosecution had also called at the closed-doors hearing for, now 19, to perform 200 hours of public service and have a two year suspended sentence and be put on probation for three years.
According to Reuters, the defence claim that is unfair and want him to only ‘serve’ a one year suspended sentence.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted overwhelmingly to reject proposed legislation that critics argued would have allowed the widespread patenting of software in Europe.
The MEPs voted by 648 votes to 18 to reject the proposed directive on computer-implemented inventions, dubbed the software patents directive by critics.
Police have arrested a Chinese university student in Tokyo, accusing him of hacking into companies` computer systems to obtain information on their customers.
Yu Hua, 27, a student at a private university and resident of Tokyo, is accused of violating the anti-hacking law, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Wednesday.
He had placed an advertisement on an Internet bulletin board offering the customer information for sale. Yu admitted to the allegations during questioning, telling investigators he needed money for his tuition fees.
The operator of an Internet pharmacy, who was ordered to refrain from similar online activity after being accused of fraud, has been arrested for apparently setting up another Internet drug firm in the Dominican Republic, authorities said Tuesday.
Christopher William Smith, 25, was arrested Thursday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as he exited an airplane from the Dominican Republic.
The man on trial for writing the Sasser computer worm which wreaked havoc in big businesses and homes across the world last year has confessed to all the charges against him, a German court said on Tuesday.