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Melissa suspect faces the court

The man accused of creating and disseminating the Melissa virus makes his first New Jersey court appearance. Next up: arraignment before a grand jury.

The man accused of creating and disseminating the Melissa virus makes his first New Jersey court appearance. When the investigation is finished, a grand jury will consider whether to indict Smith on charges including interrupting public communication and wrongful access to computer systems.

Melissa suspect hears charges
The man accused of creating and disseminating the Melissa virus has charges formally read to him as he makes his first appearance in a New Jersey court.

Melissa suspect to plead not guilty
David L. Smith changes lawyers and says he will plead not guilty. A grand jury in Trenton will consider whether to indict him on charges including conspiracy to commit the offense and wrongful access to computer systems.

Melissa suspect arrested in New Jersey
update David L. Smith is arrested by federal and state officials and charged with creating the Melissa virus that is spreading across the Internet.

AOL served with court order for Melissa info
The company is ordered to turn over information on the Melissa virus, as the FBI seizes a Florida computer and investigates a Tennessee firm.

Viruses play the name game
It's antivirus software manufacturers taking cues from the virus itself who name the buggers, according to antivirus personnel from various firms.

Melissa's mischief hits all sides
update Although antivirus software can neutralize the virus, the original virus and a flurry of copycats are shaking up not only the antivirus community but also the virus writers themselves.

Melissa virus "originator" bewildered
update The owner of an America Online account that apparently was used to inject the Melissa virus into the wild says he had nothing to do with it and he is planning to close his account.

Melissa virus spreads in Internet time
The Melissa virus that appeared Friday caught antivirus companies flat-footed and spread in "Internet time," according to antivirus software company Symantec.

Feds issue warning as email virus spreads
update A tricky new computer virus spreading across the Internet continues to paralyze corporate email systems across the globe as experts grapple with how to stop it.

Melissa virus launch identified
update A poster called "Sky Roket" launched the Melissa virus into the wilds via the newsgroup alt.sex early Friday morning.

Email virus spreading rapidly
W97M_Melissa exploits Microsoft Outlook's address book to send a list of porn sites to people who are likely to be familiar contacts.