ARRESTS, INDICTMENTS & SENTENCES
(July 13, 2009)
A court in Shanghai has sentenced a man to two-and-a-half years in jail for inserting viruses into software products made by his former employer, an IT company. In late 2007, the company's clients began complaining that the software was automatically deleting data from their computers. Pu Jiazhi had resigned from the company several months
earlier; police examining his computer found evidence that he had created the malware responsible for deleting the data. Pu's actions cost the company more than 250,000 yuan (US $36,584) in compensation to its clients.