If they prosecuted this guy, he was one of the kingpins who enabled gazillions of others to spam. He probably got paid money by these people to find ways to get email out to people like us, get it past our filters.
See, I feel differently. I am nearly at the point where I am beginning to believe capital punishment for spammers and hackers might be appropriate.
Granted, I am being semi-tongue in cheek, but think about the time you might go to the hospital, and your physician cannot view your xray results in a timely fashion because a virus has rendered his viewing client inoperable, or the medical database has been wiped out by a hacker just for fun. You, or someone close to you could die as a result.
Yeah...I guess I am extreme. If they convicted them and cut their hands off, there WOULD be a part of me that thinks they had it coming. I have wasted too much time and money on those things.
But I know what you mean.
Had this scumbag stuck to peddling Viagra he would still be spamming.
Like I said I'm ambivalent about the spammers. If this guy was disabling computers he deserved his sentence to Club Fed.
Of course, his family didn't deserve any of this.