and rewarded with 3 years probation, 400 hours of community service, a fine and costs for his intellectual curiosity, as he put it - "to gauge the size of the Internet". Pretty embarrassing for his Dad; Robert Morris, the former chief scientist at the NSA's National Computer Security Center.
Intentional access of Federal interest computers without authorization thereby preventing authorized access and causing a loss in excess of $1,000.00
That was 19 years ago, you'd like to think that the worlds largest software manufacturers would have got to grips with combating this sort of thing by now? After all Macs, Linux and Unix PC operating systems are pretty much immune to these attacks, by design.
But not Microsoft - Windoze users beware, should be an interesting 6 months - 9 million infected and counting...