I wonder whether people realize that they are crossing the line.
I mean, when I’m driving at 72 miles an hour, I don’t feel like a criminal. But what do the spammers feel? When they hit a button and send out 6,000,000 emails to sell a drug that doesn’t work to people who didn’t ask for it… and they’re violating a host of laws. Do they think of themselves as criminals?
What about the accountants at Worldcom or Enron who were ‘just doing their job’ at the same time they knew they were defrauding thousands of investors?
I just got this phishing note from a con artist. It’s a new tactic, a little more sophisticated. Is the person doing this any different from someone robbing a bank? Just wondering.