...next time you write such a piece of malware, how about making it do something useful (instead of nefarious) for a change, say, have your botnet zombies become Tor exit nodes? kthxbye.
Nothing gets my blood boiling more that having to spend 2 or 3 days cleaning my system.
You better off use a free system !
The guys who make these things are criminals. They rationalise what they do to their consciences. I'm guessing many are in countries which don't allow extradition to the U.S. [grin].
Plus, of course, people are routinely cursing them. I wouldn't like to be in their shoes. I don't care how much money they're making.
This is already the case, but maybe not in a sense that you like. Botnets and viruses are a highly profitable business. Not a charity organisation.
Into irregular distances I look here by and read the always interesting and well written contributions in this blog. Here I would like to leave once a greeting from Thuringia in Germany!
I also wanted to link to my blog-entry about some short thoughts about it.
The owner and the user aren't necessarily the same. A piece of malware might protect itself from being reported by showing the user some kind of owner-forbidden content.
i was infected to of malware... too bad virus
Thats an awesome idea, but wouldnt that be...unmalware