Framed Via Virus

By Deane Barker on August 11, 2003

Acquitted Man Says Virus Put Pornography on Computer: This is a little scary — both that it’s possible and that it provides a valid defense for child pornographers.

“This month, Mr. Green was acquitted in Exeter Crown Court after arguing that the material had been gathered without his knowledge by a rogue program created by hackers — a so-called Trojan horse — that had infected his PC, probably during innocent Internet surfing. Mr. Green, 45, is one of the first people to use this defense successfully.”