(CNN) -- An Internet service provider in Manila, Philippines, has confirmed to CNN.com that a 23-year-old male from the Pandacan area of Manila has two e-mail addresses through their service and is believed to be the author of the "ILOVEYOU" virus.
The two e-mail addresses, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com were the source of the virus, according Manuel Bong, a spokesperson for Access Net, which owns Super Net.
The beginning of the virus code states, in comments, the alias "spyder," and contains an anonymous e-mail address and a company name. It is also signed "Manila, Philippines," and with the comment, "i hate go to school."
Additionally, the virus tries to set the user's Internet Explorer start page to a Web site registered in Quezon, Philippines. It attempts to trigger a program called "WIN-BUGSFIX.exe" on one of four user accounts through the same site. The site belongs to one of the largest Internet Service Providers in the Philippines.
Hij mag hopen dat de wetten daaro niet zo streng zijn als in de VS, de maker van het Melissa virus krijgt misschien een celstraf van 45 jaar samen met een boete van 900 miljoen dollar.