Suspected author of Randex computer worm charged in Canada, Sophos reports

Police claim more than 9000 computers infected

The Technological Crime Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have charged a 16-year-old youth in connection with the Randex computer worm. PCs belonging to the youth are believed to have been seized, and a computer forensics team have analysed them for evidence.

The youth, who lives in the area of Mississauga, near Toronto, is believed to have created the many different versions of the Randex worm which first appeared in the middle of 2003. According to the RCMP, more than 9000 computers were infected by the worms.

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