A Washington state man has been indicted and arrested on a charge of releasing computer viruses that harmed a computer system in Missouri.
Richard Honour, 30, was arrested Tuesday in Seattle after being indicted Feb. 23 by a federal grand jury in St. Louis on a felony count of transmitting Internet viruses, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said.
The indictment said Honour developed and caused the release of computer programs that infected systems associated with an Internet chat room, called DarkMyst, that was developed in Missouri in 1998.
Honour faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
Source: The Seattle Post