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News Burst: Prosecutors asked to reconsider Love Bug charges

Police ask prosecutors to press charges against man accused of unleashing Love Bug

Justice Department prosecutors in the Philippines were urged Tuesday to reconsider a decision not to press charges against the ex-computer student suspected of releasing the catastrophic "I Love You" virus in May, according to reports.

The Philippines lacks sophisticated laws outlawing computer crime and the accused, Onel A. De Guzman, was originally charged under an "access to devices" law, normally used to prosecute credit card fraud. These charges were dismissed two weeks ago, after prosecutors concluded that they did not apply to computer activity and that the virus could not have been used to profit from.

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