I was considering that, after all, they earned (ahem...) up to now "only" 86,400 USD. To do this probably more than one people was involved, so halving as a mininmum the income for each person taking part to the dirty work. Since by doing this these people demonstrated some good programming and organizing skills, why didn't they put their skills for good use working as a consultant or starting a software company ? I know, you have to deal with IRS, balances, maybe PHBs, and all the bureaucracy that affects good companies. On the other side, if you get caught your work is rapidly destroyed, and if identified you get a fine, maybe some jail or probation time, and you are known forever as a bad guy. Is it really worth of it ?