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Submission + - Vengeful programmer gets two years in prison (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: "Putting a finishing punch on what was a nasty online retribution attack, a federal court in New Jersey has sentenced a former programmer to two years in prison, plus three years of supervised release for building a botnet-based virus that infected about 100,000 PCs and attacked a number of media outlets such as Rolling Stone and Radar."
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Vengeful programmer gets two years in prison

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Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.