But under Government guidelines as this was his first offense shouldn't he have been given a harsher sentence,something like 3 weeks on a health farm ,2 weeks South of France,access to a better computer,I mean it wasn't really his fault, you could always blame the people who didn't have a proper Anti-virus set up, they are the real criminals.
of these sentences as police forces throughout the world get to grips with the technology available to track down and prosecute such criminals.
Virus writers rank high in the 'Public enemy' category, and for too long have enjoyed what amounts to folk-hero status among those too misguided to appreciate the very real damage computer viruses can cause to both business and private users alike.
A person who releases a virus into the wild acts without a care for the consequences, in fact such people (and I've met a couple) take pride in the fact that they'll create havoc in the working and private lives of thousands. They are criminals in the same way armed robbers are criminals, and should be treated as such.
After dealing with so many virrii attempts.I have to remember its a family forum ..As I am sorely tempted to add my description of these persons.They have No interest in helping society ,,To ninety percent of such persons its just a joke something else to get a buzz from .I cant say much more as it will land off as a load of *'s And we all know what the outcome of that would be ..Oh if only they would get a life..