A web designer from Llandudno, North Wales, has appeared in
court in connection with creating and distributing three
mass-mailing computer viruses: Gokar, Redesi and Admirer.
Simon Vallor, 21, appeared at Bow Street Magistrates Court in
London on Friday 8 November to face charges related to the viruses
and possession of indecent images of children. He was bailed to
appear again on 20 December.
Vallor was originally arrested on 14 February 2002 by North
Wales police following information received from the FBI's
Baltimore field office. He was charged under section three of the
Computer Misuse Act 1990 and his computer seized. Upon examination
the computer was allegedly found to contain child porn.
W32/Gokar-A made an appearance in Sophos's top ten list of most
commonly encountered viruses in January 2002, shortly before