Microsoft lets teen convicted of using Blaster worm off

By Derek Sooman on March 31, 2005, 11:25 AM
Microsoft has decided to partially forgive Jeffrey Lee Parson, the teen convicted of infecting 48,000 computers with a variant of the destructive Blaster worm. Instead of having to pay $500,000 in restitution to the company, Parson will instead be working 225 hours of community service in addition to a year and half in prison.

"Mr. Parson's additional community service will have a stronger impact on him in serving his sentence." - Tim Cranton, senior attorney at Microsoft.

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---agissi--- said:
Haha, wow, i feel sooo bad for him.. damn! man thats gotta be horrible, that poor kid.sure he was an ***** for makin the varient, but we all make mistakes, 1.5yrs in prison, 225hrs of work, I'd rather pay half a mil! daaamn.i could just see me doin something dumb like that about a year ago and that happening to me.. thank goodness I dont have the knowledge, and am smart enough now after being punished for hackin the school server not to do dumb stuff like that ever again.
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