What Kind Of Punishment Should Virus Writers Get?
from the that'll-show-them... dept
While some are wondering if virus writers deserve jailtime, it looks like Russia is taking a fairly lenient approach to dealing with them. After a virus writer admitted he was guilty of writing some viruses, he was fined 3,000 rubles, which is just a bit over $100. Of course, perhaps the reasoning is that none of the viruses he wrote actually spread very far — which should raise some other questions. Is it illegal to write viruses? Or illegal to spread them? If so, should the punishment be determined by how much damage the viruses did?