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Pyroworld
03-24-2016, 04:06 PM
can they be punished by the government? in other words, go to jail?

zwacx
03-24-2016, 04:11 PM
If you are ratting, it counts as internet crime. Because your on someone else property.

michaelhans10
03-24-2016, 04:13 PM
This is more dangerous than growtopia scammed,

Cause this is Real scammed , 1 you downloaded he/she know your privacy

iStolen
03-24-2016, 04:15 PM
I have the RAT in my PC and can't remove. Basically all of my stuff are at risk

michaelhans10
03-24-2016, 04:16 PM
I have the RAT in my PC and can't remove. Basically all of my stuff are at risk

wait you must service your computer urgent :)
Reboot, reinstall

MyLegGuy
03-24-2016, 04:19 PM
==Skip to bottom of post for my actual answer==

If they found out who distributed the virus, I think so.
By the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Source:
https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/viruses/legal.html

And this page:
http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/16567-What-the-Law-Says-about-Distributing-a-Virus-or-Malware.html
Says that Robert Morris got punished for releasing a worm because of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.


Morris was prosecuted under the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).


But the act only affects Protected Computers, which according to Wikipedia is:


a computer...

exclusively for the use of a financial institution or the United States Government, or any computer, when the conduct constituting the offense affects the computer's use by or for the financial institution or the Government; or
which is used in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or communication, including a computer located outside the United States that is used in a manner that affects interstate or foreign commerce or communication of the United States...



So then that act wouldn't actually work unless the person who is distributing the virus is getting into government stuff.



So I guess the answer is no?

PiZaHuTt
03-24-2016, 04:24 PM
They are illegally hacking into your accounts and stealing money, how is it not illegal? (Apart from Growtopia)