19 year old Belgium female technology student known as 'Gigabyte' was arrested and charged with computer data sabotage for creating viruses. She says she never spread the viruses, she also created a virus in C#, her site has been taken offline and her computers were confiscated.
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"When people make guns, can you blame them when somebody else kills with them?" - "I only write them. I don't release them." She said.
Gigabyte in '02 did a interview with TechTV defending her work saying she never releases her viruses into the wild. If convicted she faces up to 3 years in prison and fines up to 250,000.