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Mirai Hackers' Sentence Includes No Jail Time
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jcavery,
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9/20/2018 | 9:08:05 AM
Re: Slap on the Wrist
I agree with you wfish, I am tired of seeing the bad guys thrust into the spotlight only to become heroes and write books about their "dark past" and make even more money later on as "bad guys turned good". What about the people who never had to break the law to know they were good at what they do? We need to be careful with how we are handling these types of people as you said, it only encourages future generations and makes them conifdent that even if they get caught, they can just flip and work the other angle and still get paid. Criminals aren't the only ones who understand how botnets work.
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wfishburne,
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9/19/2018 | 4:54:22 PM
Slap on the Wrist
I don't care how much help they gave the government. No "assistance" they give will provide restitution to the victims of their malware. All this does is encoruage more malware authors since they have the "Get Out of Jail Free" card of working for the FBI. These guys will also get high paying security jobs for their attacks on other people's equipment, when hard working white hats have to bust their asses to get them. It's so frustrating. There is no justice for the victims when the criminals face no real punishment. Thanks Justice Department, now everybody loses.


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