Did The Sasser Informer Play A Part In Creating Sasser?

from the oops dept

For all the hype about how Microsoft’s bounty helped to catch the accused writer of the Sasser worm, the police are apparently now investigating whether or not the informant helped create the worm himself. This opens up a whole new set of questions about bounties. People who help each other create worms and viruses can turn around and backstab their partners for the bounty (and, of course, then be accused back by those they fingered).

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