It is good to have relevant restrictions as conditions for porbation (no alcohol for people convicted of intoxication related crimes), but I don't see any good in a total restriction of computer use for a petty thief (unless he brokers on ebay).
N.B. OOo suffices for most of my business correspondence; I prefer (La)TeX/LyX for the more scientific documents.
Off course this can be fixed by "block redundancy" (like RAID does), "block recovery checksums" or old-fashioned backups.
Apparently the damage was limited to only one site... But similar hacks could be done on other vulnerable sites.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. -- James Michener, "Space"