Arent we lucky these virii don't fall into the wrong hands...
from what ive heard, most of the bigger(more common) virii are written by students who are trying to understand system vulnerabilites and how they are exploited. the thing is you have to think that alot of the stuff students write is never released into the wild...be glad, i bet there are some engenious virii that are just sittin on sombody's pc, never to see the net.
I will add this to the origanal post to give people a second opinion on the Grey Hat Hacker.
I was wondering if you could clarify the "grey hat" user. My understanding was someone who is a white hat but accepts or does activities occassionally that a black hat might, e.g., takes software home that belongs to the company and make copies or put backdoors on systems they are supposed to monitor.