I have said this for a long time. If someone blows up a oil refinery and cause 1 billion dollars of damage he/she will rot in prison being fracked in their pimply ass3s for the rest of their lives.
If some hacker scum writes a virus or a hack and causes 1 Billion dollars of damage for some reason they are poor teenage hackers.
They are not. Execute them. And their families and friends and cats and dogs.
Same goes for spammers. Why should a spammer who causes more than a billion dollars in lost productivity NOT be called what he is? A terrorist.