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Teenage Blaster Worm Suspect Arrested

The FBI on Friday arrested a teenager who admitted making a copycat version of the Blaster Internet worm, even as experts combed over data in the hunt for the creator of the virus that devastated computers all over the world. Jeffrey Lee Parson, 18, of Hopkins, Minnesota, a middle- class suburb west of Minneapolis, was arrested at home on one count of intentionally causing or attempting to cause damage to a computer. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Parson, described in the complaint as being 6-feet-4-inches tall and weighing 320 pounds, sported a bleached blond mop of hair atop a closely-cropped fringe of brown hair. He wore a faded gray T-shirt with “Big Daddy” spelled out on the front, as well as cargo shorts and high-top sneakers. At an initial hearing in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Nelson ordered Parson to be held under house arrest, though he can leave to attend high school and medical appointments. Full Story

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