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The author of the CIH virus has confessed to his heinous crime, but cannot be prosecuted until victims come forward. Chen Ing-hau admitted he was guilty of masterminding the virus after Taiwanese police caught him red-handed with the same initials as the bug. Doh! CIH disabled PC systems worldwide earlier this week. The culprit is now serving mandatory military service, but cannot be charged as no local plaintiffs have come forward, according to online news font ZDNet. A Taipei police representative said: "He’s not a criminal here as long as no one registers a complaint. All we know about problems with the virus is what we’ve seen in foreign news reports.” If any victims should come forward, the 24-year-old creator of the Chernobyl virus could find himself facing a maximum three-year prison term. Not the sort of organisation to see a hardened criminal out on the streets, The Register contacted anti-virus company DataFellows. The Finnish bug-busters came up with the goods, saying they knew of thousands of victims in Taiwan. Jason Holloway, DataFellows UK country manager, said: "We would be happy to help the police in this matter." If you’re reading this Officer Dibble, DataFellows can be contacted on: 01223 257747. Book ‘im Danno. ®

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