I must agree, they are criminals
Writing a virus is a form of tresspassing. When the computer comunity catches up with a virus writer they should be made an example. This performance does nothing but cause havoc, destruction and waste money. Rarely does the writers benifit form the worms they let loose. For the people who write phishing and pharming type garbage they should be acountable for theft as well as tresspassing. Just let them rought.