Butterfly flapped its wings and caused internet hurricane. A Slovenian virus writer who created an infamous strain of malware used to infect an estimated 12 million computers worldwide has been jailed for almost five years. Matjaž Škorjanc (who operated under the handle Iserdo) was sentenced by a Slovenian court for writing the code used to create the infamous Mariposa botnet. The virus writer, 27, was arrested in 2010 following a two-year-long investigation by the FBI as well as Spanish and Slovenian police. He had been a student of medicine and, later, computing.
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