VentureBeat writes: "Garry Pejski did some penance yesterday. In a room full of his peers, he admitted something that he was ashamed of. He told the crowd of hackers and security researchers at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas that he once wrote spyware, or software that spies on people and tricks them into doing things.
Living in Toronto, the 31-year-old has since reformed and now writes custom software and tests security for power plants. But his time spent as a spyware developer in 2004 has haunted him for years. His tale is a cautionary one for young hackers, and it offers a rare glimpse inside the shadowy world of spyware, a massive underground industry which dances on the edge of legality."