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Blaster-B author bailed and barred from internet

Jeffrey Lee Parson, the Minnesota teenager charged with unleashing the W32.Blaster-B internet worm, has been released on bail.

Parson was arrested on Friday in connection with the release of a variant of the Blaster worm on 14 August following a joint investigation by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Secret Service, according to FBI spokesman Bill Murray. 

He was released on a $25,000 personal recognisance bond and directed to appear before a magistrate judge in Seattle on 17 September.

Parson will need to keep court officers informed of his whereabouts, wear an electronic tag, and be confined to his home except to attend school, receive medical treatments and make court appearances.

The court also barred Parson from the internet and forbade him to use computers or "connected devices" at his home or any other location.

All computers have been removed from Parson's home.

Paul Roberts writes for IDG News Service


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