Echoes of the Morris Worm

SecurityWeek article "SMS Worm Hits Chinese Users Hard, Installs Android Backdoor" reports on a worm affecting a million Android phones in China (beware of side loading). But what caught my attention was the second to last paragraph:

The 19-year-old college student admitted creating the malware, but claimed that he only did it for fun and to show off his skills. He didn't realize that it would spread so quickly, he told police. Li was detained in the city of Shenzhen while visiting his parents.

This sounds very similar to Robert T. Morris and the release of the first large-scale Internet worm in 1988. Be careful playing with security. Like playing with fire, it can quickly get out of control.