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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Sasser Boy Sassered

    An 18-year-old high school student has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of creating the Sasser internet worm, police say. The worm spread through an estimated 18 million computers across the world last week, continually shutting down and rebooting them.

    Police say the man was arrested in the northern German town of Rotenburg. Investigators were searching his parents' home, according to the German newspaper Bild. No further details have been given about the suspect, who was arrested on Friday.

    The Sasser worm quickly spread worldwide after its first appearance on 1 May. Some businesses were forced to shut temporarily so they could clear their systems and update anti-virus protection. Hospitals, banks, airlines, government agencies and many home users were affected. The worm attacks recent versions of Microsoft's Windows operating systems - Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.

    Experts say it apparently does no lasting harm. But although the worst of the outbreak is over, it is thought the worm will never entirely disappear, and that future versions may be far more damaging.

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    Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran zipp51's Avatar
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    Another worm boy outed and no picture.We can roast him if we have a picture.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Watching Your every move...
    Hopefully this will serve to deter these actions in the future...

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    Someone should assassernate him.

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