IT Companies Try To Hire Fujacks Worm Author
The tables have turned: what it looked like the end of the road for a Chinese Malware writer is now the beginning of a most-promising career. IT companies seem to be very interested in Li Jun's skills and have already made him substantial offers.
September 27, 2007
The only offered that made the headlines was form Jushu Technology Co, a company based in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. If Lin accepts it (after he gets released, of course), he will receive a million yuan ($133,155) a year.
Needless to say, such a move would only encourage other malware authors to seek fame and fortune:
"It's important that the IT community does not send out a message that writing viruses or worms is cool, or a fast track into employment," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Li Jun broke the law and infected innocent people's computers and websites, causing financial damage. To reward his criminal act, infamy and bad behavior with a job offer in the IT industry seems frankly perverse."