Blaming Tax Fraud On A Computer Virus
from the yeah,-nice-try... dept
Now that someone found with child porn on their computer has been cleared by saying that a Trojan horse virus put it there, it appears others are trying out that sort of defense. A man who was cleared on tax evasion charges claims that his returns were screwed up because a virus made his income calculations turn out to be incorrect. I have no idea how this guy got cleared for that sort of excuse, when he couldn't actually show what the virus did. The article also quotes an anti-virus company exec who mentions that it's "curious" that this is the only person who seemed to have been infected with such a virus. Of course, now that this defense was successful, I'm sure we'll suddenly hear about plenty of others who were mysteriously "infected" with the exact same virus.