Sober Helps Catch Child Porn Offender
By BetaNews Staff, BetaNews
December 20, 2005, 3:13 PM
For once the never-ending Sober worm actually did some good. A 20 year-old child porn offender turned himself in earlier this week after mistaking a message generated by the worm as an actual communiqué from Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office. The e-mail said "an investigation was underway," which apparently spooked the man into believing the authorities were aware of his online activities.
He was charged after police found pornographic images of children on his computer. A spokesman for the Paderborn, Germany police credited the worm with uncovering a crime that probably would have otherwise gone undetected. There is no word whether the worm has helped uncover any other crimes.
Source -- http://www.betanews.com/article/Sober_Help...nder/1135109582