The 17 year-old girl who wrote the Sharp virus has been attacked by other virus writers in a torrent of sexist abuse.
Just one day after Gigabyte denied claims that she was using her virus writing ability to fight against sexism in IT, her website was flooded with personal attacks from 'enlightened' members of the hacker community.
One German hacker, known as NeoZiX, claimed that a girl could not have written the code and that Gigabyte must have replaced the name of a male writer in the source code.
"You're a girl ... the kitchen and the crockery [are] better for you," NeoZiX said.
The comments on the website range from "nice virus" and "not bad for a girl" to others simply asking for her picture.
Explaining her motivation yesterday, Gigabyte told vnunet.com: "I want to let people (and especially guys) know there are girls out there who like computers, and for more than games."
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