Alleged Sasser creator faces July trial

Sven Jaschan's trail is scheduled to begin July 5th.

Jaschan, a 19-year-old from Waffensen in Lower Saxony, was arrested in May 2004

and subsequently confessed to releasing the Sasser worm and several Netsky

variants. German firewall company Securepoint, hired Jaschan in September 2004

as a security programmer.

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