Sasser Author Let Off Lightly

from the didn't-expect-that dept

Considering the tendency for courts to give computer criminals extremely harsh sentences compared to the real damage of their crime, it's a bit surprising to find a German court let Sven Jaschan, the admitted author of a number of successful computer worms, what amounts to a slap on the wrist: a suspended sentence and 30 hours of community service.

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    thatguy, 8 Jul 2005 @ 11:55am

    Underage

    True but the sentence was only so light becuase he was convicted just days before turning 18. I'm sure he would have been burned at the stake or whatever if he was an adult...

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