Sven Jaschan

IRL Name: 
Sven Jaschan

Sven Jaschan was born on April 29, 1986 and who lived in the village of Waffensen, Germany and attended a computer science school in nearby Rotenburg. He admitted to writing and releasing the two damaging worms (Netsky and Sasser) when arrested by German police on May 7, 2004 after a three-month long international investigation.


Jaschan was tried as a minor because the German courts determined that he created the virus before he was 18.

In an interview in July 2004, Jaschan claimed to have written the Netsky worms in order to remove infection with Mydoom and Bagle worms from victims' computers.