Sasser virus-writer finds job in computer security sector

Posted on Sunday, Sep 19 2004 @ 21:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A German teenager accused of creating the Sasser worm that infected millions of computers around the world is being taught to become a security software programmer, the company that hired him said.

Eighteen-year-old Sven Jaschan has been taken on by the Securepoint computer firm based in Lueneburg, northern Germany and is being trained to make firewalls, which stop suspect files from entering computer systems.

"He has a certain know-how in this field," a company spokesman said.

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