It sucks that the FBI did this, but it's obvious that the owners of the PCs in the Bot-Net don't give a rats ass about the damage they are doing because they have done nothing to secure their computers.
I'd amend that a bit. I'm sure some (a lot?) of it is more along the lines of ignorant users (e.g., the computer illiterates) that don't even know their PCs are causing damage. It's not that they don't care - they just don't realize that the toy water gun they keep pointing at the internet has live ammo loaded in it.
Hey, since coward over there is claiming this is mike's work, isn't that like aiding Mike in claiming credit of Dark Helmet's creative works? That makes Coward and Mike both guilt of RAMPANT THIEVERY! They're probably also liars, cheats, anti-American, and likely ugly to boot.
Where's my pitchfork and how do I sign up to join the Motion Picture Army of Assholes so I can prove how much more 'Merican I am than you?
It's obvious that the math behind these meters was done by RIAA accountants. Possibly with the help of the the statistical research done by IDC on behalf of the BSA. And with that many acronyms, the only one left for consumers is to PAY.