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Friday, September 24, 2004

Teen hacker hired

A bit of irony here: 18-year-old Sven Jaschan, arrested for writing the Sasser worm and reportedly behind 70% of the virus infections that circled the globe the first half year of this year, has been offered a job by German computer security firm Securepoint. According to ZDNet UK, the company says it "would like to hire the reformed script kiddy because he had knowledge in the field and deserved a chance to prove himself." Well, who would know better how to fend off future worms or what goes on inside a malicious hacker's head? Here's more from the BBC on Securepoint's decision, including that "Mr. Jaschan has become something of a minor cause celebre in his native Germany, with his own fan club - the Sasser Support Team - claiming that his virus was intended merely as a wake-up call to the world."


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