Punishment Inconsistent for Convicted Hackers

Convicted computer criminals are getting drastically different sentences, depending upon the jurisdiction in which they are tried, with one notorious hacker netting a very light suspended sentence, experts tell TechNewsWorld. A judge in Germany today handed down a 21-month suspended sentence to Sven Jaschan, the creator of the malicious Sasser virus that wreaked havoc on global Internet service in 2004. [via TechNewsWorld]

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