A computer hacker who was jailed for four years for damaging millions of computers gave a donation to a research base for pandas.
Li Jun, creator of the notorious "joss-stick burning panda," donated RMB50,000 (US$7,487) to the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding.
Li, a self-taught computer expert, said he could never repent enough for the damage he caused four years ago, and vowed to safeguard web security.
English.cri.cn reported that after he was released from jail early this year, Li was employed by Panda Security, a leading European provider of IT security solutions, as a security consultant.
The virus Li created, which changed icons on desktops into cartoon pandas holding three burning joss sticks, wreaked havoc by deleting files, damaging programs and attacking web portals.