In today's world it seems a lot easier to get places when your famous, skills or not. All you have to do is look at the plethora of folks who became famous from viral You Tube videos. Some for the good, some for the worse. But none the less, how much chatter you can bring is generally the most valuable hiring asset these days when it comes to media base companies.
Now I'm not insinuating anything about the developer of the Ikee worm, only reporting the information I have found. I won't mention is name either, if you want to find that out, you'll have to search for it yourself. Clearly the developer has some skills, but I can only image the amount of people that must be pissed if their phone got "rick rolled".
Earlier the developer posted on twitter that they got a job with mogeneration, which claims to be Australia’s leading iPhone App Development company. Personally, I don't care, but you can imagine that whoever got rickrolled, would not agree with this move on the company's part.
Let alone, the company, mogeneration, blogged about the worm, estimating that there might be between 17,000-25,000 jailbroken iPhones in Australia that could get infected with the worm.
Not only did this worm cause some minor grief, it also triggered more dangerous worms which we've all heard of by now. These new worms being dangerous and a big security risk for a lot of users. He also said at one point that he triggered the whole mess by initially infecting about 100 iPhones
BBC News - iPhone worm creator lands software job
Ikee Worm Author Gets iPhone Developer Job
Ikee worm author gets job at iPhone app firm | Graham Cluley's blog