Forwarded from: Muhammad Faisal Rauf Danka <mfrdat_private> 24/12/2002 Discretion is indeed the better part of valour - or, Vallor, in the case of twenty-two-year-old Simon Vallor of Llandudno in Wales, who pled guilty last week to having most indiscreetly uncorked what prosecutors termed "the third most destructive virus worldwide" at its epidemic height in 2001. Mr. Vallor owned up to having pumped out three mass e-mails last year - GoKar, Redesi, and Admirer - which, when opened, laced the virus across all the entries in recipients' address books. Twenty-seven thousand computers in forty-two countries were overrun. Subject headings bore such enticements as "You have a secret admirer," in order to entrap vain and inquisitive readers. After the virus was first tracked on December 5, last year, Scotland Yard chased down a tip pointing to Mr. Vallor, who was using the e-mail alias Gobo. Mr. Vallor is alleged to have regaled visitors to a chatroom known collegially as Team Virus with his infectious exploits. A sentencing date remains to be set. Regards -------- Muhammad Faisal Rauf Danka Head of GemSEC / Chief Technology Officer Gem Internet Services (Pvt) Ltd. web: www.gem.net.pk Key Id: 0x784B0202 Key Fingerprint: 6F8C EDCF 6C6E 06A5 48D7 6A20 C592 484B 784B 0202 _____________________________________________________________ --------------------------- [ATTITUDEX.COM] http://www.attitudex.com/ --------------------------- - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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