Burn Him! Burn Him! People Hate Malicious Hackers
from the such-anger! dept
Probably not a huge surprise, but as various malicious hackers have been getting locked up for very long sentences, a few people are wondering if they really deserve such punishment. However, it appears the public is very much behind making these guys suffer to no end. The problem is that many people are impacted by viruses and malware, and thus are quite angry about it. But, does it really make sense to lock up someone who simply modified a virus someone else wrote for a period of time longer than a violent criminal? Perhaps it does work as a deterrent, but it certainly doesn't seem like there's been any drop off in malicious hacking attacks since these long sentences began.