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Thursday, December 22, 2005
Computer viruses are sometimes quite useful!
A German pedophile has turned himself in after having his computer infected with the "Sober" virus. The above mentioned virus is spread via email, imitating police addresses or those of security institutions and warns the infected person that they are the subject of an ongoing investigation. Frightened by possible consequences, the young German went to the police and confessed. Story in Romanian here.
posted by Alina @ 2:16 AM  
  • At 12/22/2005 1:20 PM, Blogger Renee Wagemans said…

    but in real life not every such a story has this awaited ending too much of them still continue

  • At 12/22/2005 4:06 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    That is true, Renee, but let's hope we'll have more happy endings in the futer, caused by computer viruses or not!

  • At 12/22/2005 9:02 PM, Blogger bart said…

    i read that in the paper this morning and had a little snigger (hihihi...)

    this was one welcome but very unexpected side-effect of an otherwise nasty piece of work...

  • At 12/23/2005 12:02 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Yup, at least some good came out of this! :)

  • At 12/23/2005 1:35 AM, Blogger Walter said…

    Definitely some good did come from that virus, but in fear of losing all my important data, and identity theft, I've switched from using a PC to a Mentat.

  • At 12/23/2005 2:26 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    A Dune fan or am I missing the point?:D

  • At 12/23/2005 3:12 PM, Blogger Charismatic Soul said…

    moral of the story: some people DO believe everything hey get on email :D

  • At 12/23/2005 5:55 PM, Blogger gazard said…

    Yah, virus can even save the world from alien invaders, remember the movie "Independent Day"?

  • At 12/23/2005 11:14 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    CS, it seems there are some that do so!

    Gazard, you are right! I had forgotten about that!

  • At 12/24/2005 12:24 AM, Blogger LouLou said…


    Well this is a happy ending true but I still hate viruses & I still think the freaks who write them are pretty twisted.

  • At 12/24/2005 3:20 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    To quote a guy from our virus lab team, most viruses are created by teenagers with no life with a stron desire to conquer and control the world :). Most of them are just new variants of old ones. Very few are quite strong and hard to fight and those are true works of art!

    I also have viruses! I deal with them daily and instruct customers on how to delete them...

  • At 12/24/2005 8:32 AM, Anonymous ss said…

    ha ha !!! something gud came out of it...

  • At 12/24/2005 4:49 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Yup, it sure did!

  • At 12/26/2005 8:41 AM, Blogger Shirazi said…

    Merry christmas to you too!

  • At 12/26/2005 8:45 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Merry Christmas, Shi! Thank you so much.

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