http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110 ... virus.html
It's really a sad story. The fellow volunteered with a group that went into chat rooms to ensnare pedophiles. He had a falling out with the group and publicly criticized them. The group leader posed as a woman, lured him into an online relationship, got him to send photos of himself, then got him to agree to leave his wife. They arranged their first meeting in person. The group leader took photos of him holding flowers waiting to meet the imaginary woman, then published all the photos and email correspondence on line. The man lost his marriage and all contact with his son, lost his house, and is now living in a trailer with his mother.
Now it happens that other people also had reason to criticize the online group. But every time they did, they brought up the story of the way they had victimized this guy. So the story and pictures kept being published online. Apparently, the guy spread malware to create his own botnet to DDoS the news sites that were hosting the pictures. The judge came down on him because his actions were intended to suppress free speech.