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Teen Admits Creating Computer Worm

The World | IN BRIEF / GERMANY

May 09, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

A German high school student has confessed to creating the "Sasser" worm that generated chaos across the globe by infecting hundreds of thousands of computers, authorities said.

The teenager, whose name was not released, was arrested Friday in the northern village of Waffensen, where he lives with his family.

In a search of the suspect's home, German investigators confiscated his customized computer, which contained the worm's source code.

After being questioned, the teenager was released pending charges.

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