iPhone worm creator lands software job
The 21-year-old hacker who wrote the first iPhone worm has landed a job developing software for the phones.
Ashley Towns wrote Ikee, a self-propagating program that changed the phone's wallpaper to a picture of 80s pop singer Rick Astley.
Mr Towns has now been employed as a iPhone application developer for Australian firm mogeneration.
Ikee was not malicious but paved the way for a more serious variant which targeted users of the online bank ING.
"It leaves a nasty taste that he has been rewarded like this, yet has not even expressed regret for his actions," Graham Cluley of Security firm Sophos told BBC News.
Mr Towns said that he had created the virus to raise the issue of security. He has not faced any criminal charges.
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