by rdofnc - 11/25/05 3:42 AM
In Reply to: What punishment should be handed down to virus creators? by Marc Bennett
I come down whole-heartedly on the side of jail-time, but it does raise some interesting questions. For example, we typically treat property crimes as felonies or misdameanors depending on the amount of the loss and other factors. How do we quantify the damage done by the virus writers? And who is actually more guilty...the person who writes the code, or the person who flings it to the far corners of the web? Do we hold accountable those who use no anti-virus meaures and thus assist in the spread of such nefarious things?