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    Computer 'vandal' could face jail

    A cyber vandal faces up to five years in jail after pleading guilty to creating and spreading one of the world's most destructive computer viruses.

    Simon Vallor, 22, from Llandudno, North Wales, designed, wrote then spread the virus via e-mails which hit around 27,000 computers in 42 countries, Bow Street Magistrates Court in central London heard.
    Full story is here: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100n...l&siteid=50082
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    five years? is that all? seems like there should be a higher penalty.

    If I were to rob a bank, I'd get away with less money than he caused damage, but recieve more jail time.

    Why doesn't that make sense to me?
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