The 25-year old man who wrote the Panda worm got sentenced to 4 years in jail. And when he gets out he's got a series of $130,000+ per year jobs waiting for him.
This might seem controversial to a lot of people. But overall I think it's a good thing if the guy will turn his abilities towards helping people instead of harming people.
You can read more about the issue over at the Shanghai Daily news.