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CAPITAL Punishment

CAPITAL Punishment -- The 17-May-93 issue of InformationWeek reported on news stories from China about a computer hacker being executed for defrauding the Agricultural Bank of China of about $200,000. The news reports said that Shi Biao was executed as a warning to others contemplating computer crime. Considering the ease with which computer viruses travel, if I were a virus author I'd think about other lines of work.

 

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