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Windows 7: What is being done about punishing virus givers?

07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 
What is being done about punishing virus givers?

What are the laws like and why done they do more to punish those jerks?

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07 Mar 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I would like to know that as well.
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07 Mar 2010   #3

 
 

Firstly, you have to find the creators to begin with.

There have been a few that have been caught and punished, but overall - it's very difficult to trace and conclusively prove the culprits guilt.

However, even when the origin is known, it's often outside a punishable jurisdiction. Different countries have different laws.

In some countries, the law is far too lenient to warrant any deterrence and other affected countries have zero power in bringing the culprit to justice.
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07 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 546 Inspiron View Post
What are the laws like and why done they do more to punish those jerks?
When found they are summarily drawn and quartered.
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07 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

There are millions of psychopaths out there.

There are millions of computer users out there.

There is an intersection of these, the psychopaths who use computers.

When they are caught, as others above have said, it depends on jurisdiction as to what is done. For these psycopaths, we can't do the things that make us feel secure on airplanes, like ensuring anyone with the appropriate skin tone or name is screened more carefully... So, the best we can do is use anti-virus measures, and hope that the ones bright enough to bypass the protections get a conscience before they do it.
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07 Mar 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

They must be quarantined.
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09 Mar 2010   #7

7 ultimate x64
 
 

well .. unless it's a really major virus .. almost nobody cares about them.
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09 Mar 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

well some involved in involving online scams(read involving $$$) using botnets etc are being apprehended at least.
Spain busts ring accused of infecting 13 mln PCs | Reuters

Wiseguys Indicted in $25 Million Online Ticket Ring | Threat Level | Wired.com
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09 Mar 2010   #9

Vista Business x64
 
 

The Chinese can hack at will so I dont see much help in busting the a few local ones anyway.
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09 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

They need to do something about it. It is a ruthless crime that needs to be dealt with and probably will be when their own computers are compromised.
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