IRL Name: 
Simon Vallor

Simon Vallor is a web designer from North Wales who, in December 2002, pleaded guilty to writing and distributing three computer viruses. All of Vallor's viruses spread via the Outlook address book. Redesi was the most destructive virus, while Gokar was the most widespread, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at antivirus software vendor Sophos in Oxford, England.


His viruses - Gokar, Redesi and Admirer - were proven to have infected 27,000 PCs in 42 countries.

He was arrested on February 14 2002 and charged with offences under section three of the Computer Misuse Act 1990, by British police acting on intelligence from the FBI's Baltimore field office.