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Virus writer's appeal fails

A man who admitted infecting thousands of computers world-wide with viruses has failed to have his prison sentence cut. Simon Vallor, 22, created the viruses at his home in Llandudno, north Wales, and released them on to the internet. The three “worms” between them attacked 27,000 computers in 42 countries. Vallor had admitted three counts of releasing a computer virus and was jailed for two years at Southwark Crown Court in January. But at London’s Court of Appeal on Monday Web designer Vallor’s counsel, Grant Van-Stone, argued that he did not realise the extent of damage the viruses would do. Vallor wrote three viruses – Gokar, Redesi and Admirer – which he sent out via e-mail. Full Story

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