Two years for three viruses

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Feb 1, 2003

Author of Gokar, Redesi and Admirer jailed for two years.

Simon Vallor, a 22-year-old web designer from Wales, who pleaded guilty to creating and distributing a trio of mass-mailing viruses - Gokar, Redesi and Admirer - has been given a two-year custodial sentence. The three viruses were proven to have infected 27,000 PCs across 42 countries.

Vallor commented that he 'didn't have a clue it would do that' and it was 'quite a shock that it spread as it did'. Perhaps it isn't the users the anti-virus community should be trying to educate after all.

Posted on 01 February 2003 by Virus Bulletin

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