This guy got a typical Sober worm email saying “he was under investigation”, thought it was real and turned himself in.

A child porn offender in Germany turned himself in to the police after mistaking an email he received from a computer worm for an official warning that he was under investigation, authorities said on Tuesday.

“It just goes to show that computer worms aren’t always destructive,” said a spokesman for police in the western city of Paderborn. “Here it helped us to uncover a crime which would otherwise probably have gone undetected.”

Link here via Ferg.  Also, F-Secure has a picture of the email that scared the guy.

Alex Eckelberry
(Thanks Eric S.)

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