Content

Virus writer fined $2,400

Share

A Hugarian court has fined a virus writer $2,400 for infecting tens of thousands of computers.

Veszprem City Court awarded teenager Laszlo K with two years' probation, but almost sentenced him to a year's detention in a juvenile prison.

The virus, Magold-A, was sent via email and activated when users opened the attachment that offered photos of a Hungarian porn star. It then disabled antivirus software and other parts of the computer.

Police found the youth because he included his personal details in early versions of the virus.

 

Get daily email updates

SC Media's daily must-read of the most current and pressing daily news

By clicking the Subscribe button below, you agree to SC Media Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.