NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Yet another virus writer caught Posted by Mikko @ 08:07 GMT

I think we've seen more virus writers caught during year 2004 than during last five years combined.

A new arrest was announced today: the Finnish Central Criminal Police is pressing charges against a Finnish man in his twenties. The man, who lives in the city of Tampere, is accused of writing and distributing the VBS/Lasku virus in the end of January 2004.

VBS/Lasku is an unremarkable virus which keeps crashing when it tries to spread. The virus displays a quote taken from Tolkien's "Lord of The Rings" and deletes data.


VBS/Lasku tries to replicate by sending email messages written in Finnish - which is quite rare.