NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Hungarian virus author sentenced Posted by Mikko @ 20:04 GMT

A Hungarian teenagers has been senteced today to two years probation for writing the Magold virus. The virus writer said he just wanted to prove himself after failing four subjects in hight school, reports the hungarian daily Népszabadság.

This virus was fairly widespread in central europe in the summer of 2003. The virus has various spreading mechanisms, one of which is sending itself in email attachments, claiming to be a screen saver showing pictures of the Hungarian Maya Gold porn star.

For more information, see the article in The Register.