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Court Indicts ‘Blaster’ Virus Creator


— January 22, 2004

A Romanian court has indicted a graduate student on charges of distributing a variant of the computer-crippling “Blaster” Internet virus, authorities said Thursday.

Dan Dumitru Ciobanu, 25, was accused of producing the Romanian version of the worm and infecting 27 computers at a university in northeastern Romania, said Mihaela Butuca, a court spokeswoman in the city of Iasi, 250 miles northeast of Bucharest.

The Dec. 10 indictment alleges that Ciobanu created a “severe disturbance” in the computers. The charge carries a penalty of 15 years in prison.

I wish they could sentence spammers to 15 years in prison . . . . Details here from the AP via Findlaw.com.


A Romanian court has indicted a graduate student on charges of distributing a variant of the computer-crippling “Blaster” Internet virus, authorities said Thursday.

Dan Dumitru Ciobanu, 25, was accused of producing the Romanian version of the worm and infecting 27 computers at a university in northeastern Romania, said Mihaela Butuca, a court spokeswoman in the city of Iasi, 250 miles northeast of Bucharest.

The Dec. 10 indictment alleges that Ciobanu created a “severe disturbance” in the computers. The charge carries a penalty of 15 years in prison.

I wish they could sentence spammers to 15 years in prison . . . . Details here from the AP via Findlaw.com.

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