FBI Claims To Have Tracked Down Blaster Creator
from the not-bad... dept
All week I’ve been reading stories about how difficult it is to track down virus and worm writers, and how it was unlikely the FBI would ever find those responsible for the Blaster or SoBig infections. However, now the FBI claims to have tracked down an 18-year-old author of Blaster, and plan to charge him sometime in the near future. There’s not much in the way of details, but they claim he wasn’t the original author – but took the original code and made it much more damaging. The FBI has also been claiming elsewhere that they’re positive they’ll find the SoBig author as well. Hopefully, they’re right. Update: The FBI has released more details. It’s an 18-year-old kid from Minnesota who has apparently admitted to creating the worm. Apparently, he designed the worm to communicate back to his own website, so he could know how far it traveled, which is probably how he got caught. Also, from this article, it doesn’t sound like this version of the worm did all that much damage compared to the other versions. It looks like the FBI might be hyping this catch up beyond what is deserved. The original creator of the worm is still out there.