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Teen arrested in MSBlast case

Two weeks after the MSBlast worm began its rampage around the world, U.S. law enforcement agencies arrest an 18-year-old suspect.

roundup Two weeks after the MSBlast worm began its rampage around the world, U.S. law enforcement agencies arrest an 18-year-old suspect.


updateThe U.S. Attorney's Office believes the 18-year-old suspect is a "key and significant player" in the Blaster worm attack.
August 29, 2003


The agency says it is "confident" it will capture those who are responsible for creating and spreading the MSBlast worm and the Sobig.F virus.
August 26, 2003


Software vendors are largely protected from product defect claims. But the latest round of virus attacks has critics calling for new liability laws.
August 26, 2003


Security researchers believe that the creator of the Sobig mass-mailing computer virus, possibly in cahoots with spammers, won't stop with number six.
August 25, 2003

previous coverage

special coverage In just 24 hours, the new worm explodes onto computers around the world. A big part of the problem was that inattentive home users, and overbooked IT staffs, hadn't put a patch in place.
August 15, 2003