Blaster-B Handler Arrested

By on August 29, 2003

A Washington Post article reports that a Hopkins, MN teenager has been arrested in connection with the Blaster-B worm.

“A court official identified the teenager as Jeffrey Lee Parson, 18, of Hopkins, Minn., known online as ‘teekid.’ A U.S. official in Washington also confirmed an arrest was made early Friday.
Court papers said FBI and Secret Service agents searched Parson’s home on Aug. 19 and seized seven computers, which are still being analyzed. In an interview with FBI Special Agent Eric Smithmier, Parson admitted modifying the original ‘Blaster’ infection and creating a version known by a variety of different names, including ‘Blaster.B.,’ court papers said.”

Is it possible that investigators will ultimately find that Parson was on the payroll of Symantec Corp, or (gasp!) Microsoft? ;o)

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  1. Not MS, but I’ve long envisioned a sweatshop of virus writers in the basement of Symentec and other anti-virus companies… Wouldn’t that be a story!

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