[Full-Disclosure] Scandal: IT Security firm hires the author of Sasser worm
Gregory A. Gilliss
ggilliss at netpublishing.com
Tue Sep 21 06:17:08 BST 2004
Oh, do shut up! Three words: Robert Morris Junior!
On or about 2004.09.20 11:21:23 +0000, Feher Tamas (etomcat at freemail.hu) said:
> 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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Gregory A. Gilliss, CISSP E-mail: greg at gilliss.com
Computer Security WWW: http://www.gilliss.com/greg/
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