Published on ZDNet News: July 5, 2005, 8:50 AM PT
The man on trial for writing the Sasser computer worm that wreaked havoc in big businesses and homes across the world last year has confessed to all the charges against him, a German court said on Tuesday.
Katharina Kruetzfeldt, judge at the court in the western town of Verden, said Sven Jaschan, 19, admitted to data manipulation, computer sabotage and interfering with public corporations in one of the biggest Internet attacks of its kind.
After emerging around May last year, versions of the Sasser worm went on to knock out an estimated 1 million computer systems among home users and companies by spreading on the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows operating system.
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