August 29, 2003: b. variant Blaster tracked down
2003 – Jeffrey Lee Parson was arrested from his home in Minneapolis MN. He was suspected to be developer of the b. variant of the Blaster virus. The virus would turn infected computers into a unit that would give windowsupdate.microsoft.com a Denial of Service by simply flooding it with requests.
The Secret Service worked by tracing this virus to the source via the information super highway. That is what wound them to Jeffrey Lee Parson.
This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 29
- Ciao Microsoft
- Netscape 7.0 is released
- 3dfx vs. Sega