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Feds sexed up case – Blaster suspect

Jeffrey Lee Parson, the Minnesota teenager accused of unleashing a variant of the Blaster worm, has accused the authorities of exaggerating the case against him. His parents yesterday went on NBC’s “Today” show to defend their son. Meanwhile in an off-camera interview with one of the show’s producers, Parson, 18, took exception to his portrayal in the media. He claims to have been made a scapegoat for the damage caused by all variants of the Blaster worm and the recent unprecedented upsurge in viral activity on the Net in general. “I am extremely concerned that the government is trying to make an example of me,” Parson told Today producer Eric Ortner. “I understand that the government needs to catch someone for these crimes. I’m not the one they need to get!” Parson is not accused of writing the original Blaster worm. Instead he has been charged with releasing a variant of the worm, called Blaster-B. According to court papers, this variant infected approximately 7,000 computers. By comparison the original Blaster worm is estimated to have infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Full Story

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