[Full-Disclosure] Scandal: IT Security firm hires the author of Sasser worm
galt at locutus.isu.edu
Tue Sep 21 05:47:44 BST 2004
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On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, bb wrote:
> If he has fulfilled all the obligation of his sentence, whats wrong with him
> being allowed to seek gainful employment that plays to his skills?
He hasn't even been sentenced yet, or in fact tried... However, from the
press release, Securepoint is hiring him BECAUSE he wrote Sasser, so
"innocent until proven guilty" doesn't work either, Securepoint is
assuming he's the guilty party and hiring him before he's even started
paying his Debt to Society.
> Second chance anyone? Being allowed to learn from his mistakes?
When he's actually learnt, no problems. I don't think he's actually
learnt, since he hasn't owned up to it yet, which is a precursor to
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Feher Tamas" <etomcat at freemail.hu>
> To: <full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 10:21 AM
> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Scandal: IT Security firm hires the author of
> Sasser worm
>> The german IT security company "Securepoint" has hired Sven
>> Jaschan, who wrote and spread the Sasser Internet worm,
>> which caused widespread and costly damages to legions of
>> Windows computers.
>> He will work as a developer for security softwares such as
>> This is a scandal! Whether or not you like the 250k USD
>> head-hunting bounty which Microsoft Corp. paid to have Mr.
>> Jaschan nailed, he is still a criminal. Hiring him is a
>> taboo. It is totally unacceptable to picture him as a modern
>> age Robin Hood or freedom fighter. He is a criminal, similar
>> to an arsonist, who sets a house alight and the fire spreads
>> to an entire city.
>> I urge all to boycott the Securepoint and I urge those who
>> suffered losses due to the Sasser worm to sue Securepoint
>> and seek damages. VXing must end and we must send a strong
>> message to teenagers that cracking is not hacking and will
>> not be tolerated.
>> Securepoint website:
>> Info about Sven Jaschan's hiring:
>> Sincerely: Tamas Feher from Hungary.
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