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Belgian police arrest female virus writer

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Phil, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Phil
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    Phil Gigabyte Poster

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    A 19 year-old female technology student suspected of being the infamous virus writer Gigabyte was arrested by Belgian police last weekend.

    The woman was charged with computer data sabotage offences, Belgian daily La Libre Belgique reports. Her alleged crimes are punishable by up to three years in prison and fines of up to €100,000.

    Police confiscated five of the teenager's computers and shut down her Web site. The 19 year-old, from Mechelen (30 kilometres north of Brussels), was released on bail pending further police inquiries.

    "She was preparing to publish new viruses on this site," Belgian Police Inspector Olivier Bogaert told La Libre Belgique.

    Rest of Story: The Register
     
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  2. Sandy

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    Who cares what sex/gender they are :?:
     
  3. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Obviously not you.


    Can you believe that she reportedly began programming aged only six years-old and began writing computer worms aged just 14. Surely she could have put her skills to to something much more productive. Well she'll have plenty of time to think it over if she gets the three years in prison.
     
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