Jul 21 2009

Panda Burning Incense author to work in “Computer Security”

Published by at 6:34 am under Uncategorized

According to Yangtze River News, the author of the virus “Panda Burning Incense,” is due to be released from prison at year’s end and plans on working in computer security.  Li Jun, also known as the “Virus King,” designed the “Panda Burning Incense” virus that wreaked havoc across the Chinese internet from December of 2006 to January of 2007.  The virus infected between 300-500,000 computers daily; with at least 10 million infected in total.  The virus earned Li between 3-5,000 yuan each day and the highest day’s income was 10,000 yuan.

After his arrest and trial, Li was sentenced to four years in prison of which he has currently served 2 1/2.   Li’s sentence has been reduced and he thinks he will be released at the end of the year.  His three accomplices have already been released.

When he gets out, Li plans to go to Shenzhen and look for a job with a large computer security company and pay back his parents.

What could go wrong?

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Panda Burning Incense author to work in “Computer Security””

  1. CBRP1R8on 22 Jul 2009 at 10:51 am

    found this one today…

    http://www.cio.com/article/497664/Chinese_News_Sites_Go_Down_After_Reports_on_Gov_t_Scandal

  2. Heikeon 22 Jul 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Saw something similar to that about Twitter as well.